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electrify

verb elec·tri·fy \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
ELECTRIFIES Defined for Kids

electrify

verb elec·tri·fy \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī\
elec·tri·fiedelec·tri·fy·ing

Definition of ELECTRIFY for Kids

1
:  to charge with electricity <an electrified fence>
2
:  to equip for use of or supply with electric power <Remote regions are still not electrified.>
3
:  1thrill <Her performance electrified the audience.>

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