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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster]