- a pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
a galvanic cell
a voltaic (or galvanic) couple
- s affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale
- According to Haldeman, the reaction was galvanic.
- I thought it had died in 2004, after the double deathblows of Star Trek: Insurrection (the second-to-last movie; I considered Nemesis just posthumous galvanic twitching) and the .
- His band, a future who's who of jazz, included a solemn, bespectacled clarinetist named Benny Goodman, a shockheaded, galvanic drummer named Gene Krupa, a rangy, adolescent .
- Ken Burns in Pittsburgh Post Gazette
We know there is, in that Platonic sense of the shadow of the cave, the power of the removed art that might be the galvanic thing that makes action happen,Burns said. "But there's nothing more important than spending 12 hours at the Grand...
- Michiko Kakutani in New York Times
Writing in The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani said that "instead of the jazzy, vernacular, darkly humorous language he employed to such galvanic effect in 'White Noise' and 'Underworld,' Mr. DeLillo had chosen to use spare, etiolated, almost...