Adjective "galvanising" definition and examples

(Galvanising may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  1. 'But by galvanizing Americans around hydrogen fuel cell cars and retrofitting American gas stations to carry hydrogen, he offers a practical way to counter the financial power of terrorism.'
  2. 'The privatisation of state universities is galvanising students into action.'
  3. 'A perceived injustice, however real, galvanises him as much as anything that comes out of a bottle.'
  4. 'This is a pretty unsexy thing to say and is unlikely to galvanise people in the way that a call more ‘strong leaders’ will, but I still think it is a more important aim.'
  5. 'His genius though, is not only to mount a popular critique of industrial agriculture which resonates around the world, but to move on and build a viable, attractive alternative that galvanises people.'
  6. 'It was both a new vehicle to galvanize followers and operating there meant fewer logistical difficulties since it was close by.'
  7. 'Tales of ecological woe, no matter how well-founded in science, rarely galvanize people to action.'
  8. 'This had the effect of galvanising the visitors, with the ball spinning confidently down the line, pinning the home side briefly back against their line.'
  9. 'As your job in the United Nations Humanitarian Agency, it's your job to galvanize the people, to get their attention, to get them to take the money out of their pocket.'
  10. 'In the long run, we pay an even heavier price by galvanizing opponents bent on freeing themselves from what they perceive as elitist disrespect for democratic governance.'
Coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.
  1. 'The unit is made of heavy galvanised metal and can stay submerged in a river or dam for long periods without any corrosion.'
  2. 'Steel is galvanized, walls are fairfaced concrete block, and floors are concrete or asphalt.'
  3. 'All residential fittings are made from a die cast aluminum or steel that has been galvanized.'
  4. 'There are two primary ways that chain-link fabric is galvanized (coated with zinc).'
  5. 'Zinc is used largely to galvanise iron and steel.'
  6. 'Built of a strong timber-frame and wooden floors, the roofing was galvanized corrugated iron sheeting.'
  7. 'Zinc metal used in the galvanizing process provides an impervious barrier between the steel substrate and corrosive elements in the atmosphere.'
  8. 'The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing other metals, especially iron and steel.'
  9. 'Even though galvanised iron was replacing some of the demand for slate, the quarries could barely keep up the supply.'
  10. 'Our medium-duty galvanized trash can is designed to provide years of reliable performance.'


Galvanized tin sheeting, typically as used for roofing or fencing.
  1. 'Several pieces of galvanise sheets were strewn along the shore as the battered boats, some of which were overturned, sat atop piles of debris and slush.'
  2. 'The use of alu-zinc or unpainted galvanise is also prohibited whether grant aided or not if planning is required.'
  3. 'When you sit in your porch, instead of seeing lovely greenery or properly constructed homes, it's old galvanise, termite-ridden board and dirty looking water drums.'

More definitions

1. to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.

2. Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).

3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.

4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc.

More examples(as adjective)

"steels can be galvanising."

"lines can be galvanising."

"sectors can be galvanising."

"industries can be galvanising."

"forces can be galvanising."

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(galvanize)Early 19th century (in the sense ‘stimulate by electricity’): from French galvaniser (see Galvani, Luigi).