electrify

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

Definition of electrify

electrified; electrifying
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 in a Sentence

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

  2. The news electrified the nation.

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First Known Use of electrify

1745



ELECTRIFY Defined for English Language Learners

electrify

verb

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

verb elec·tri·fy \ i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī \

Definition of electrify for Students

electrified; electrifying
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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