Definition of Electrify

1. Verb. Excite suddenly and intensely. "The good news will electrify her"; "The news electrified us"

Generic synonyms: Agitate, Charge, Charge Up, Commove, Excite, Rouse, Turn On
Derivative terms: Electricity, Electrification

2. Verb. Charge (a conductor) with electricity.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Electricity, Electricity, Electrification

3. Verb. Equip for use with electricity. "Electrify an appliance"
Exact synonyms: Wire
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Electricity, Electricity, Electrification, Wire, Wirer, Wiring

Definition of Electrify

1. v. t. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.

2. v. i. To become electric.

3. v. t. To equip for employment of electric power; as, to electrify a railroad.

Definition of Electrify

1. Verb. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar. ¹

2. Verb. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body. ¹

3. Verb. To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience. ¹

4. Verb. To become electric. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Electrify

1. [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Electrify

1. 1. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar. 2. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body. 3. To excite suddenly and violently, especially. By something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience. "If the sovereign were now to immure a subject in defiance of the writ of habeas corpus . . . The whole nation would be instantly electrified by the news." (Macaulay) "Try whether she could electrify Mr. Grandcourt by mentioning it to him at table." (G. Eliot) Origin: Electric + -fy. To become electric. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrify

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electrify (current term)
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Literary usage of Electrify

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1. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"electrify the audience, was suddenly stopped .-hint al the ! giou from a book professing to present to 118 the end of the fourth act, and meeting with Mr. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"A small river. The word occurs in the Pennsylvania Archives, 1674. (NED) 1853 The " creasing " of a horse is a teat which would electrify a northern jockey. ..."

3. Sunshine and Showers: Their Influences Throughout Creation. A Compendium of by Andrew Steinmetz (1867)
"He reasoned as follows :—" Two revolutions of an excited electrical machine—which may be performed in two seconds of time—will electrify the air of a room ..."

4. America and the Race for World Dominion by Albert Demangeon (1921)
"Through it, we should electrify our factories and our railways; Paris should draw power and light from Rhone factories; through it we should make up our ..."

5. First Lessons in Physical Science by Elroy McKendree Avery, Charles Peter Sinnott (1897)
"Experiment 140— electrify a glass rod, and suspend it in a paper loop or a wire stirrup ... electrify another glass rod, and bring it near the first. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"If, therefore, we electrify the movable ball of the torsion balance in the same sense ... We may either electrify the movable ball independently (as above ..."

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