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{adj: electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising} affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
"gave an electric reading of the play"
"the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"

{adj: voltaic, galvanic} pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
"a galvanic cell"
"a voltaic (or galvanic) couple"

{n: Galvani, Luigi Galvani} Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)

{n: galvanic skin response, GSR, psychogalvanic response, electrodermal response, electrical skin response, Fere phenomenon, Tarchanoff phenomenon} a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body

{n: galvanization, galvanisation} either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting

{n: galvanization, galvanisation} stimulation with a galvanic current

{n: voltaic battery, galvanic battery} battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel

{n: voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cell} an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
<-> electrolytic cell

{n: voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile} battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta


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