electrify

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verb elec·tri·fy \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī, ē-ˈ\

Definition of electrify

electrified

electrifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to excite intensely or suddenly <the news electrified the nation>

Examples of electrify in a sentence

  1. Many of the rural areas still aren't electrified.

  2. The news electrified the nation.

1745

First Known Use of electrify

1745



ELECTRIFY Defined for English Language Learners

electrify

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verb elec·tri·fy \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī, ē-ˈ\

Definition of electrify for English Language Learners

  • : to pass electricity through (something)

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

  • : to cause (someone) to feel great excitement


ELECTRIFY Defined for Kids

electrify

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verb elec·tri·fy \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī\

Definition of electrify for Students

electrified

electrifying

  1. 1 :  to charge with electricity <an electrified fence>

  2. 2 :  to equip for use of or supply with electric power <Remote regions are still not electrified.>

  3. 3 :  1thrill <Her performance electrified the audience.>



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