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[en-er-jahyz] /ˈɛn ərˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), energized, energizing.
to give energy to; rouse into activity:
to energize the spirit with brave words.
to supply electrical current to or store electrical energy in.
verb (used without object), energized, energizing.
to be in operation; put forth energy.
Also, especially British, energise.
1745-55; energ(y) + -ize
Related forms
reenergize, verb (used with object), reenergized, reenergizing.
superenergized, adjective
unenergized, adjective
Can be confused Unabridged
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Examples from the web for energized
  • Slightly less happy people remain chipper and energized, but are slightly hungrier.
  • Auroras happen when energized particles form the sun interact with air molecules and give them extra charge.
  • energized by the threat, survivors notice an extraordinary clarity of detail in their environment.
  • And then you have to play and replay the piece and learn that the piece makes you feel either calmer or more energized.
  • It has energized research into global health, made that work a credible career choice and attracted politicians to the cause.
  • But he tires quickly, and seems intensely energized only when the prospect of chocolate cookies or ice cream arises.
  • He proposed replacing the tickets with a plastic tablet energized by a flow of current through the writing stylus.
  • He also says many donors are energized to give because they weren't asked to do so as often during the recession.
  • Their bold convictions and aspirations energized their profound resolve to use education to change the course of human history.
  • The experimenter energized the floor of one side of the cage.
British Dictionary definitions for energized


to have or cause to have energy; invigorate
(transitive) to apply a source of electric current or electromotive force to (a circuit, field winding, etc)
Derived Forms
energizer, energiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for energized



1751; see energy + -ize. Related: Energized; energizing.

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