electrify


elec·tri·fy

verb \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī, ē-ˈ\

: to pass electricity through (something)

: to supply (an area, building, etc.) with electric power

: to cause (someone) to feel great excitement

elec·tri·fiedelec·tri·fy·ing

Full Definition of ELECTRIFY

transitive verb
1
a :  to charge with electricity
b (1) :  to equip for use of electric power
(2) :  to supply with electric power (3) :  to amplify (music) electronically
2
:  to excite intensely or suddenly <the news electrified the nation>

Examples of ELECTRIFY

  1. Many of the rural areas still aren't electrified.
  2. The news electrified the nation.

First Known Use of ELECTRIFY

1745

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