Origin of electrify
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4. stir, rouse, dazzle.
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Examples from the Web for electrified
“When you fired your arrow at the force field, you electrified a nation,” President Coin (Julianne Moore) tells her.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet
November 20, 2014
Equally incisive were Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge, and the three young Afro-Englishmen electrified the game.The Group of Life
June 15, 2014
Fences built ten-feet high with fifteen rows of electrified barbed wire surrounded the compound.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
The first hearing in the case, which has electrified Hollywood, is set for late July.Hollywood Chief Joins Bryan Singer in Bid to Dismiss Sex Case
May 30, 2014
The firefighters did not want the ambulatory passengers to chance onto an electrified rail or encounter some other hazard.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue
December 2, 2013
On the instant the old Chinaman was electrified into sudden and astounding action.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The covers were electrified and clung to him like tissue to rubbed amber.
And then something happened that electrified every one within the café.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
If a conductor is to be electrified, it must be supported by bad conductors.
Let us suppose that this gutta percha, and this cat's-skin are not electrified.
- to adapt or equip (a system, device, etc) for operation by electrical power
- to charge with or subject to electricity
- to startle or excite intensely; shock or thrill
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Word Origin and History for electrified
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