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Definition of galvanize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    galvanize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they galvanize
     
    he / she / it galvanizes
     
    past simple galvanized
     
    -ing form galvanizing
     
     
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  1. 1galvanize somebody (into something/into doing something) to make someone take action by shocking them or by making them excited The urgency of his voice galvanized them into action.
  2. 2galvanize something (technology) to cover metal with zinc in order to protect it from rust a galvanized bucket galvanized steel
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