AskDefine | Define galvanism

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1 electricity produced by chemical action
2 the therapeutic application of electricity to the body [syn: electric healing, electrical healing]

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  1. The chemical generation of electricity.
  2. The therapeutic use of electricity.


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galvanism in German: Galvanismus
galvanism in Spanish: Galvanismo
galvanism in French: Galvanisme
galvanism in Italian: Galvanismo
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