- of or having to do with direct current that is produced by a chemical reaction, as in a storage battery or dry cell
- stimulating or stimulated as if by electric shock; startling or convulsive
Origin of galvanicgalvan(ism) + -ic
- Of or relating to direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically.
- a. Having the effect of an electric shock: a galvanic revelation.b. Produced as if by an electric shock: The new leader had a galvanic effect on our morale.
Origin of galvanicgalvan(ism) -ic
(comparative more galvanic, superlative most galvanic)