Definition of electrify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    electrify

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2electrify somebody to make somebody feel very excited and enthusiastic about something Her performance electrified the audience. See related entries: Excitement
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from electric + -fy.
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