Galvanic Definition

Of or having to do with direct current that is produced by a chemical reaction, as in a storage battery or dry cell.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically.
American Heritage
Stimulating or stimulated as if by electric shock; startling or convulsive.
Webster's New World
Produced as if by an electric shock.
The new leader had a galvanic effect on our morale.
American Heritage

Of or pertaining to galvanism; electric.

The shocking news prompted a galvanic reaction.

Origin of Galvanic

  • From French galvanique, after physiologist Luigi Alyisio Galvani (1737–1798) + -ique.

    From Wiktionary

  • galvan(ism) –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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