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Definition of the verb electrify

What does electrify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: electrified

  1. excite suddenly and intensely
  2. charge (a conductor) with electricity
  3. equip for use with electricity
    • example: electrify an appliance
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of electrify: wire
    • more generic words: accommodate / adapt = make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Alternative definition of the verb electrify

verb

  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, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
  4. To become electric.

Music

  1. "Electrify" is a musical EP of Radio 4.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Electrify" is a musical album of Paradox.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Electrify" is a composition.
  4. "Electrify" is a musical album of DJ Tatana.
    • released in (9 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Electrify

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Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

electrify Unsurprisingly, the word electrify is a verb concerned with the transmission of electricity. You might, for instance, decide to ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

electrify v. (electrifying, electriV fied) 1 charge with electricity. 2 convert to use electrical power. 3 (electrifying) very exciting. electrification n. electroconvulsive adj. (of the treatment of mental illness) using electric shocks applied to the brain.

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

electrify vb 1 put an amount of electricity into a device, ...

Google previewThe American encyclopædic dictionary (1897)

by S. J. Herrtage, John A. Williams, Robert Hunter

electrify; c connective, and -ation.] 1. The act or process of electrifying.

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1907)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language, Practical and Comprehensive; Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words ... by Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

electrify; c connective, and -at»on.] 1. The act or process of electrifying.

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1867)

by James Donald

electrify. electrify, 5-lek'tri-fT, v.t., to make electrical; to communicate electricity to : to excite suddenly ; to astonish -.—pr.p. electrifying ; Pa.p. elec'trified. —adj. elec' triflable. — «. electrification. [L. elec- trum, and facia, to make.] electrometer ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1874)

A Dictionary of Medical Science ... by Robley Dunglison

ELECTRIFY. 343. El Niipero, Sapnta. Elabora tion, Elnbora'tio, (e, and laborare, iaboratum, 'to work.') This word is used, by pbysiolo gists, to signify the Tarioas changes which substances susceptible of assimilation undergo, through the action ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

ELECTRIFY ELECTUARY machine, and applied in neuralgia, hysteria, paralysis, and various neuroses. E., volta'lc, galvanism. Electrify, e-lek'tre-fi. Electrise. To produce the electrical condition in a hody or to render it susceptible of producing ...

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Usage statistics about electrify

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb electrify:

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Quotes about Electrify

To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. (Henry Miller)
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Scrabble value of E1L1E1C3T1R1I1F4Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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