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  1. gal·va·nize
    IPA[ˈɡalvəˌnīz]
  2. verb

    • 1. shock or excite (someone) into taking action:

      the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action
    • 2. coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc:

      they promised they would galvanize the iron railings to prevent rusting
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: galvanize, 3rd person present: galvanizes, gerund or present participle: galvanizing, past tense: galvanized, past participle: galvanized

    • verb

      shock or excite (someone) into taking action:

      coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc:

    • noun

      galvanized steel sheeting, typically as used for roofing or fencing:
    • adjective

      (of iron or steel) coated with a protective layer of zinc:
    • adjective

      (of iron or steel) coated with a protective layer of zinc:
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