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galvanic


adjective

  1. pertaining to or produced by galvanism; producing or caused by an electric current.
  2. affecting or affected as if by galvanism; startling; shocking: the galvanic effect of his speech.
  3. stimulating; energizing: Her galvanic presence brought the party to life.

adjective

  1. Also: voltaic of, producing, or concerned with an electric current, esp a direct current produced chemicallya galvanic cell
  2. informal resembling the effect of an electric shock; convulsive, startling, or energeticgalvanic reflexes
adj.

1797; see galvanism + -ic.

  1. 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. See Note at battery.

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