verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1750 transitive verb 1. to make energetic, vigorous, or active <
energized by the coach's pep talk
2. to impart energy to <
sunlight energizes the chemical reactions
3. to apply voltage to intransitive verb to put forth energy ; actenergization nounenergizer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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