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Noun galvanism has 2 senses
  1. galvanism - electricity produced by chemical action
    --1 is a kind of
  2. galvanism, electric healing, electrical healing - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body
    --2 is a kind of therapy
    Derived forms: verb galvanize3, verb galvanise3

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Galvanism refers to the process of stimulating muscles or nerves using electricity, often through the application of a direct current. It is named after Luigi Galvani, an Italian physician and physicist who first discovered the phenomenon of muscle contraction through electrical stimulation.

Additionally, galvanism can also refer to the use of electricity to produce a chemical reaction, particularly in terms of electroplating or electrolysis.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The doctor used galvanism to stimulate the patient's paralyzed muscles.
  2. Galvanism can be an effective treatment for various nervous system disorders.
  3. Electroplating is a common application of galvanism in manufacturing industries.
  4. By employing galvanism, scientists were able to extract pure metals from their ores.

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