Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis); Electricity produced by chemical action.

Usage examples (32)
  • He did not expect the electric shock from the galvanism within the old battery.
  • English speakers borrowed the word as "galvanism" in 1797; the verb "galvanize" was introduced in 1802.
  • In galvanism, our countrymen have made many important discoveries.
  • But galvanism applied to the spinal cord in the neck, causes contraction of blood-vessels. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.