Monday, February 28, 2011


Galvanize \GAL-vuh-nahyz\ , verb;
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

This word has a surprisingly amphibious history: Inky Fool

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