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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Voltaism  \Vol"ta*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  volta["i]sme.]  (Physics) 
  That  form  of  electricity  which  is  developed  by  the  chemical 
  action  between  metals  and  different  liquids;  voltaic 
  electricity;  also  the  science  which  treats  of  this  form  of 
  electricity;  --  called  also  {galvanism},  from  Galvani,  on 
  account  of  his  experiments  showing  the  remarkable  influence 
  of  this  agent  on  animals. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galvanism  \Gal"va*nism\,  n.  [From  Galvani:  cf  F.  galvanisme. 
  See  {Galvanic}.]  (Physics) 
  a  Electricity  excited  by  the  mutual  action  of  certain 
  liquids  and  metals;  dynamical  electricity. 
  b  The  branch  of  physical  science  which  treats  of  dynamical 
  elecricity,  or  the  properties  and  effects  of  electrical 
  currents. 
 
  Note:  The  words  galvanism  and  galvanic,  formerly  in  very 
  general  use  are  now  rarely  employed.  For  the  latter, 
  voltaic,  from  the  name  of  Volta,  is  commonly  used 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galvanism 
  n  1:  electricity  produced  by  chemical  action 
  2:  the  therapeutic  application  of  electricity  to  the  body  [syn: 
  {galvanizing}] 




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