electrification

electrify

[ih-lek-truh-fahy]
verb (used with object), electrified, electrifying.
1.
to charge with or subject to electricity; apply electricity to.
2.
to supply (a region, community, etc.) with electric power: The valley wasn't electrified until 1936.
3.
to equip for the use of electric power, as a railroad.
4.
to excite greatly; thrill: to electrify an audience.

Origin:
1735–45; electr- + -ify

electrification, noun
electrifier, noun
nonelectrification, noun
nonelectrified, adjective
proelectrification, adjective
reelectrification, noun
reelectrify, verb (used with object), reelectrified, reelectrifying.
unelectrified, adjective
unelectrifying, adjective


4. stir, rouse, dazzle.
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electrify (ɪˈlɛktrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to adapt or equip (a system, device, etc) for operation by electrical power
2.  to charge with or subject to electricity
3.  to startle or excite intensely; shock or thrill
 
e'lectrifiable
 
adj
 
electrifi'cation
 
n
 
e'lectrifier
 
n

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electrify
1745, see electric + -ify. Figurative sense recorded by 1752. Related: Electrified; electrifying.
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