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electrify


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrify  \E*lec"tri*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Electrified};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Electrifying}.]  [Electric  +  -fy.] 
  To  equip  for  employment  of  electric  power;  as  to  electrify  a 
  railroad. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrify  \E*lec"tri*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Electrified};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Electrifying}.]  [Electric  +  -fy.] 
  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,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrify  \E*lec"tri*fy\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  electric. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  electrify 
  v  1:  charge  with  electricity,  as  of  a  conductor 
  2:  equip  for  use  with  electricity;  "electrify  an  appliance" 
  [syn:  {wire}] 




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