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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
  • transitive v. To wire or equip (a building, for example) for the use of electric power.
  • transitive v. To provide with electric power.
  • transitive v. Music To amplify (music) by electronic means.
  • transitive v. To thrill, startle greatly, or shock: a powerful performance that electrified the audience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.
  • v. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.
  • v. To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
  • v. To become electric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity.
  • transitive v. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to.
  • transitive v. To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
  • transitive v. To equip for employment of electric power; to modify (a device) so that it uses electrical power as the main source of energy.
  • intransitive v. To become electric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To communicate electricity to; charge with electricity; make electric: as, to electrify a jar.
  • To cause electricity to pass through; affect by electricity; give an electric shock to: as, to electrify a limb.
  • To excite suddenly; give a sudden shock to; surprise with some sudden and startling effect, of a brilliant or shocking nature; startle greatly; thrill: as, the whole assembly was electrified.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. excite suddenly and intensely
  • v. charge (a conductor) with electricity
  • v. equip for use with electricity

Etymologies

electri(c) + -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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