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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of electrize.


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  • On one occasion a man's shoulder was thus electrized three inches above the point where the limb was cut off.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • The atmosphere is constantly charged with positive electricity, -- electricity furnished by the vapors that rise from the sea, especially in tropical regions, -- and, on the other hand, the earth is negatively electrized.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • Let the rounded end of a brass rod, 0.3 of an inch or thereabouts in diameter, point downwards in free air; let it be amalgamated, and have a drop of mercury suspended from it; and then let it be powerfully electrized.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • Plates which, after being heated or electrized in alkali, or after other treatment, were found inert, immediately received power by being dipped for a minute or two, or even only for an instant, into hot oil of vitriol, and then into water.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • And lastly, that a current of air attends the passage of electric matter, as is seen in presenting an electrized point to the flame of a candle.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • Bodies after being electrized if they are mechanically extended will receive a greater quantity of electricity, as in Dr. Franklin's experiment of the chain in the tankard; the same seems true in respect to heat as explained above.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • Thus if the power of the magnetic needle of turning towards the north, or the shock given by touching both sides of an electrized coated jar, was related for the first time to a philosopher, and to an ignorant person; the former would be less ready to believe them, than the latter; as he would find nothing similar in nature to compare them to, he would again and again repeat the experiment, before he would give it his entire credence; till by these repetitions it would cease to be a single fact, and would therefore gain the evidence of analogy.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • "rescued," when they were put to work, each of them with a kind of shirt of mail, worn over his coat, which could easily be electrized by a metallic filament connecting with the communal dynamo, and under these conditions they each did a full day's work during the Obligatories.

    Through the Eye of the Needle A Romance


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