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electrify

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Verb (usu participle)
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e=lec=tri=fy

CIDE DICTIONARY

electrifyv. t. [Electric + -fy.].
  •  To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.  [1913 Webster]
    "If the sovereign were now to immure a subject in defiance of the writ of habeas corpus . . . the whole nation would be instantly electrified by the news."  [1913 Webster]
    "Try whether she could electrify Mr. Grandcourt by mentioning it to him at table."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To equip for employment of electric power; to modify (a device) so that it uses electrical power as the main source of energy; as, to electrify a railroad.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
electrifyv. i. 
     To become electric.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

electrify, v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 charge (a body) with electricity.
2 convert (machinery or the place or system employing it) to the use of electric power.
3 cause dramatic or sudden excitement in.

Derivative
electrification n. electrifier n.

THESAURUS

electrify

agitate, amaze, amplify, animate, arouse, astonish, astound, bowl down, bowl over, charge, discombobulate, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, disturb, dynamize, energize, enliven, enthuse, excite, exhilarate, fire, flurry, fluster, flutter, frighten, fuss, galvanize, generate, hearten, inflame, invigorate, jar, jazz up, jolt, kindle, liven, loop in, move, pep up, perk up, perturb, plug in, provoke, quicken, rattle, rock, rouse, ruffle, send, shake, shake up, shock, short, short-circuit, snap up, stagger, startle, step down, step up, stiffen, stimulate, stir, stun, switch off, switch on, take aback, thrill, trouble, turn off, turn on, unsettle, upset, vitalize, warm, zip up

ROGET THESAURUS

electrify

Excitation

VB excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect, stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood, set astir, wake, awake, awaken, call forth, evoke, provoke, raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up, raise, get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame, stimulate, exsuscitate, inspirit, spirit up, stir up, work up, pique, infuse life into, give new life to, bring new blood, introduce new blood, quicken, sharpen, whet, work upon, hurry on, give a fillip, put on one's mettle, fan the fire, fan the flame, blow the coals, stir the embers, fan into a flame, foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat, keep up, keep the pot boiling, revive, rekindle, rake up, rip up, stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings, touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart, go to one's heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick, possess the soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul, absorb, rivet the attention, sink into the mind, sink into the heart, prey on the mind, distract, intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser, upset, turn one's head, fascinate, enrapture, agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger, give one a shock, give one a turn, strike all of a heap, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify, irritate, sting, cut to the heart, cut to the quick, try one's temper, fool to the top of one's bent, pique, infuriate, madden, make one's blood boil, lash into fury, be excited, flush up, flare up, catch the infection, thrill, mantle, work oneself up, seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave, run mad.

Wonder

VB wonder, marvel, admire, be surprised, start, stare, open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes, gloar, gape, open one's mouth, hold one's breath, look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog, look blank, tombe des nues, not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses, not be able to account for, not know whether one stands on one's head or one's, surprise, astonish, amaze, astound, dumfound, dumfounder, startle, dazzle, daze, strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe, electrify, stun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb, make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mout, make one stare, take by surprise, be wonderful, beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle description, stagger belief.

Inexpectation

VB not expect, be taken by surprise, start, miscalculate, not bargain for, come upon, fall upon, be unexpected, come unawares, turn up, pop, drop from the clouds, come upon one, burst upon one, flash upon one, bounce upon one, steal upon one, creep upon one, come like a thunder clap, burst like a thunderclap, thunder bolt, take by surprise, catch by surprise, catch unawares, catch napping, yach, pounce upon, spring a mine upon, surprise, startle, take aback, electrify, stun, stagger, take away one's breath, throw off one's guard, astonish, dumbfound.


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