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electrify

[ih-lek-truh-fahy] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌfaɪ/
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
1735-1745
1735-45; electr- + -ify
Related forms
electrification, noun
electrifier, noun
nonelectrification, noun
nonelectrified, adjective
proelectrification, adjective
reelectrification, noun
reelectrify, verb (used with object), reelectrified, reelectrifying.
unelectrified, adjective
unelectrifying, adjective
Synonyms
4. stir, rouse, dazzle.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonelectrified

electrify

/ɪˈlɛktrɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -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
Derived Forms
electrifiable, adjective
electrification, noun
electrifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for nonelectrified

electrify

v.

1745, "to charge with electricity;" see electric + -fy. Figurative sense recorded by 1752. Related: Electrified; electrifying.

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