AskDefine | Define electrify

Dictionary Definition



1 excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us"
2 charge (a conductor) with electricity
3 equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance" [syn: wire] [also: electrified]

User Contributed Dictionary



  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.
  4. To become electric.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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