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  1. galvanize

    • IPA[ˈɡalvəˌnīz]

    美式

    • v.
      shock or excite (someone) into taking action;coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc
    • verb: galvanize, 3rd person present: galvanizes, gerund or present participle: galvanizing, past tense: galvanized, past participle: galvanized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. shock or excite (someone) into taking action the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action
    • 2. coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc they promised they would galvanize the iron railings to prevent rusting