[ih-lek-truh-fahy] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), electrified, electrifying.
to charge with or subject to ; apply to.
to supply (a region, community, etc.) with power:
The valley wasn’t electrified until 1936.
to equip for the use of power, as a railroad.
to excite greatly; thrill:
to electrify an audience.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to adapt or equip (a system, device, etc) for operation by electrical power
to charge with or subject to electricity
to startle or excite intensely; shock or thrill

1745, “to charge with electricity;” see electric + -fy. Figurative sense recorded by 1752. Related: Electrified; electrifying.


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