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electrify

[ ih-lek-truh-fahy ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), e·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing.

to charge with or subject to electricity; apply electricity to.
to supply (a region, community, etc.) with electric power: The valley wasn't electrified until 1936.
to equip for the use of electric power, as a railroad.
to excite greatly; thrill: to electrify an audience.

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Origin of electrify

First recorded in 1735–45; electr- + -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for electrify

electrify
/ (ɪˈlɛktrɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

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

Derived forms of electrify

electrifiable, adjectiveelectrification, nounelectrifier, noun
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