galvanizing galvanizing  /ˈɡæl və ˌnaɪ zɪŋ/


  • (adj) affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling



  1. Fired his best shot, leaving him no obvious option for another galvanizing jump start and open to the charge that he didn't say anything that will alter the terms of the debate.
  2. Einstein's galvanizing effect on the popular imagination continued throughout his life, and after it.
  3. To the East, the Iranian government was galvanizing anti-Western feeling.


  1. AZZ incorporated to Review First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results on Friday, June 28, 2013

    FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ), a manufacturer of electrical products and a provider of galvanizing services, will conduct a conference call to review the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Overhaul urged at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

    Parents, alumni, and community activists are galvanizing to stop what they call the “downward spiral” of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, urging School Department officials to move quickly in addressing a wide range of issues, including a lack of textbooks, no permanent headmaster, and an extended day that leaves many students losing class time.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. For the US - as Gates said in Munich - Sept. 11, 2001 was a "galvanizing event, one that opened the American public's eyes to dangers from distant lands."
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: TIME

  2. "When you have a highly talented team such as Miami, that maybe isn't accomplishing quite what they want, sometimes a really galvanizing event like this brings out the very best in them," Groh said. "That's what we are assuming is going to be...
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Al Groh Source: Forbes

  3. "It certainly has a galvanizing effect on how we go into Prague," Rangers coach Tom Renney said. "You have to think this has certainly served as a foundation for some confidence. ...... We had our hands full tonight. We were down...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Tom Renney Source: USA Today

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