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Topic: galvanize
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 7:29:04 AM
As noted by Thar's reply, the word galvanize comes from the Italian physicist Luigi Galvani. While cutting a frog’s leg, Galvani noticed the leg twitched. He found it was because his steel scalpel had touched a brass hook holding the frog’s leg. So the word ‘galvanize’ is taken from Galvani’s name and it is associated with his discovery of voltaic electricity while cutting frogs’ legs!

There are 2 common meanings of GALVANIZE:

1. to coat metal, especially iron or steel, with zinc
2. to create awareness, to move to action, to stimulate or shock as if by an electric current

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