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energize

[en-er-jahyz] /ˈɛn ərˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), energized, energizing.
1.
to give energy to; rouse into activity:
to energize the spirit with brave words.
2.
to supply electrical current to or store electrical energy in.
verb (used without object), energized, energizing.
3.
to be in operation; put forth energy.
Also, especially British, energise.
Origin of energize
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; energ(y) + -ize
Related forms
reenergize, verb (used with object), reenergized, reenergizing.
superenergized, adjective
unenergized, adjective
Can be confused
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Examples from the Web for energised
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  • Love is not glorious unless it be braced and energised by power.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • This energised rotating spherical mass is thus the primal conception of the energy scheme now to be outlined.

  • It is clear that the material at different parts of the rotating spheroid will be energised to varying degrees.

  • If the system were energised to the requisite degree, every energy operation could be carried out as before.

  • But yet, in point of fact, what was it that inspired and energised the earlier processes, if not this same Divine Influx?

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  • Now he strove and energised for many minutes before he succeeded in raising it to the gunwale.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne
  • Where a man unwittingly tended to let things slide they exhorted and energised.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • His thought was so poised that it was energised by a subtle and peculiar spiritual power.

  • There is that within man that is illumined and energised through the touch of His spirit.

  • The excitement of the presence of living persons seems to have energised her whole being. '

British Dictionary definitions for energised

energize

/ˈɛnəˌdʒaɪz/
verb
1.
to have or cause to have energy; invigorate
2.
(transitive) to apply a source of electric current or electromotive force to (a circuit, field winding, etc)
Derived Forms
energizer, energiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for energised

energize

v.

1751; see energy + -ize. Related: Energized; energizing.

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