electrify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1745 1. a. to charge with electricity b. (1) to equip for use of electric power (2) to supply with electric power (3) to amplify (music) electronically 2. to excite intensely or suddenly <
the news electrified the nation
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  • Electrify — E*lec tri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Electrified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electrifying} .] [Electric + fy.] 1. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause electricity to pass through; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electrify — E*lec tri*fy, v. i. To become electric. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electrify — index agitate (activate), impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • electrify — 1745, to charge with electricity; see ELECTRIC (Cf. electric) + FY (Cf. fy). Figurative sense recorded by 1752. Related: Electrified; electrifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • electrify — *thrill, enthuse Analogous words: galvanize, excite, stimulate, quicken, *provoke: *stir, rouse, arouse, rally …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • electrify — [v] thrill, stimulate amaze, animate, astonish, astound, charge, commove, disturb, dynamize, energize, enthuse, excite, fire, frenzy, galvanize, invigorate, jar, jolt, magnetize, power, provoke, rouse, send, shock, stagger, startle, stir, strike …   New thesaurus

  • electrify — ► VERB (electrifies, electrified) 1) charge with electricity. 2) convert to the use of electrical power. 3) (electrifying) causing thrilled admiration or excitement. DERIVATIVES electrification noun electri …   English terms dictionary

  • electrify — [ē lek′trə fī΄, ilek′trə fī] vt. electrified, electrifying 1. to charge with electricity 2. to give an electric shock to 3. to give a shock of excitement to; thrill 4. to equip for the use of electricity; provide with electric power electrifiable …   English World dictionary

  • electrify — verb a) To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar. b) To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body. See Also: electric,… …   Wiktionary

  • electrify — UK [ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ] / US [ɪˈlektrəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms electrify : present tense I/you/we/they electrify he/she/it electrifies present participle electrifying past tense electrified past participle electrified 1) to make someone feel… …   English dictionary

  • electrify — electrification, n. electrifier, n. /i lek treuh fuy /, v.t., electrified, electrifying. 1. to charge with or subject to electricity; apply electricity to. 2. to supply (a region, community, etc.) with electric power: The valley wasn t… …   Universalium

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