Electrify

Definition of Electrify

E`lec´tri`fy
v. t.1.To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.
[imp. & p. p. Electrified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Electrifying .]
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, esp. 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.
4.To equip for employment of electric power; to modify (a device) so that it uses electrical power as the main source of energy; as, to electrify a railroad.
v. i.1.To become electric.

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