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Meaning of ELECTRIFY

Pronunciation:  i'lektru`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"
  2. [v]  charge with electricity, as of a conductor
  3. [v]  excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us"

ELECTRIFY is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: wire
 See Also: accommodate, adapt, agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, fill, fill up, make full, rouse, turn on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by
       electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to
       electrify a limb, or the body.
    3. To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly
       delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic
       sentiment electrified the audience.
             If the sovereign were now to immure a subject in
             defiance of the writ of habeas corpus . . . the
             whole nation would be instantly electrified by the
             news.                                 --Macaulay.
             Try whether she could electrify Mr. Grandcourt by
             mentioning it to him at table.        --G. Eliot.
  2. \E*lec"tri*fy\, v. i.
    To become electric.
  3. \E*lec"tri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Electrified}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Electrifying}.] [Electric + -fy.]
    To equip for employment of electric power; as, to electrify a
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