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Definition of galvanize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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