Definition of galvanic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡælˈvænɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡælˈvænɪk//
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  1. 1(specialist) producing an electric current by the action of a chemical on metal
  2. 2(formal) making people react in a sudden and dramatic way
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French galvanique, named after Luigi Galvani (1737-98), the Italian anatomist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: galvanic