Galvanic meaning

găl-vănĭk
Of or relating to direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically.
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Of or having to do with direct current that is produced by a chemical reaction, as in a storage battery or dry cell.
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Stimulating or stimulated as if by electric shock; startling or convulsive.
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Relating to electricity generated by a chemical reaction. A galvanic cell is an electric cell , such as found in household and car batteries, that makes use of galvanic reactions to act as a power source.
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Of or pertaining to galvanism; electric.

The shocking news prompted a galvanic reaction.

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Origin of galvanic

  • galvan(ism) –ic

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

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

    From Wiktionary