- Electricity. electricity, especially as produced by chemical action.
- Medicine/Medical. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.
- obsolete electricity, esp when produced by chemical means as in a cell or battery
- med treatment involving the application of electric currents to tissues
“electricity produced by chemical action,” 1797, from French galvanisme or Italian galvanismo, from Italian physicist Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) who discovered it c.1792 while running currents through the legs of dead frogs.