transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
- to charge with electricity
- to give an electric shock to
- to give a shock of excitement to; thrill
- to equip for the use of electricity; provide with electric power
transitive verbe·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing, e·lec·tri·fies
- To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
- a. To wire or equip (a building, for example) for the use of electric power.b. To provide with electric power.c. Music To amplify (music) by electronic means.
- To thrill, startle greatly, or shock: a powerful performance that electrified the audience.
Origin of electrifyelectri(c) -fy
(third-person singular simple present electrifies, present participle electrifying, simple past and past participle electrified)
- To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity.
- to electrify a jar
- To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to.
- to electrify a limb, or the body
- To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
- This patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
- (intransitive) To become electric.