to give energy to; rouse into activity: to energize the spirit with brave words.
to supply electrical current to or store electrical energy in.
to be in operation; put forth energy.
- Also especially British, en·er·gise .
- re·en·er·gize, verb (used with object), re·en·er·gized, re·en·er·giz·ing.
- su·per·en·er·gized, adjective
- un·en·er·gized, adjective
- energize , enervate
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How to use energize in a sentence
Then imagine that that catch is operated by an electro-magnet energised by the current which passes through the coherer.Marvels of Scientific Invention | Thomas W. Corbin
A magnet, being energised by current passing through the foil, holds up a curved bar over two cups of mercury.Marvels of Scientific Invention | Thomas W. Corbin
But yet, in point of fact, what was it that inspired and energised the earlier processes, if not this same Divine Influx?Feminism and Sex-Extinction | Arabella Kenealy
On the other hand, matter in a state of degradation may expel particles highly energised and of enormous velocity.Social Life in the Insect World | J. H. Fabre
Where a man unwittingly tended to let things slide they exhorted and energised.In Mesopotamia | Martin Swayne
British Dictionary definitions for energize
to have or cause to have energy; invigorate
(tr) to apply a source of electric current or electromotive force to (a circuit, field winding, etc)
- energizer or energiser, noun
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