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electrify

[ ih-lek-truh-fahy ]
/ 瑟藞l蓻k tr蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), e路lec路tri路fied, e路lec路tri路fy路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鈥45; electr- + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM electrify

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British Dictionary definitions for electrify

electrify
/ (瑟藞l蓻ktr瑟藢fa瑟) /

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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