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.

 

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E*lec"tri*fy, v. i.

To become electric.

 

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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.

 

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