Definition of galvanic in English:


Line breaks: gal|van¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɡalˈvanɪk


1Relating to or involving electric currents produced by chemical action.
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  • Iontophoresis is the use of electric impulses from a low-voltage galvanic current stimulation unit to drive topical corticosteroids into soft tissue structures.
  • Anodically polarizing the alloy (anodic protection) by impressed anodic current or galvanic coupling with a more noble metal in order to maintain the surface oxide film
  • Mercathodes block the flow of destructive galvanic currents in boats' 12-volt electrical systems.
2Sudden and dramatic: a searing, galvanic experience
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  • But they're operated like private companies by two galvanic entrepreneurs willing to compete with their own money.
  • But their financial difficulties could have a galvanic effect, although the semi-finals would be a more realistic ambition.
  • A few galvanic images free themselves from the fog of anecdote by their sheer authority.


late 18th century: from French galvanique, from Galvani, Luigi.



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  • The specimens were tested in a 3 ½ percent sodium chloride solution with three different electrochemical conditions imposed on them: freely corroding, galvanically coupled to zinc, and galvanically coupled to magnesium.
  • The audio converters are galvanically isolated and not connected to the main ground.
  • A triple optical isolation galvanically isolates the power section from both the line sides.

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