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e·lec·tri·fy

electrify

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lek tr faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: electrifies, electrifying, electrified
definition 1: to charge with electricity.
As an added precaution against illegal entry, the fence around the compound was electrified.
similar words:
charge, energize, power
definition 2: to provide with, or equip for the use of, electric power.
Major cities in the U.S. began to be electrified in the early twentieth century.
synonyms:
wire
similar words:
charge, energize, power
definition 3: to shock, startle, or excite.
The performer's dramatic entrance electrified the audience.
synonyms:
exhilarate, thrill
similar words:
dazzle, excite, fire up, galvanize, intoxicate, rouse, shock, stagger, stimulate, stir, stun
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derivations: electrification (n.), electrifier (n.)