- 1[usually passive] electrify something to make something work by using electricity; to pass an electrical current through something The railway line was electrified in the 1950s. He had all the fences around his home electrified.
- 2electrify somebody to make somebody feel very excited and enthusiastic about something Her performance electrified the audience. See related entries: Excitement Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from electric + -fy.
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they electrify
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ//he / she / it electrifies
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪz//past simple electrified
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪd//past participle electrified
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪd//-ing form electrifying
BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪfaɪɪŋ//Excitement