e|lec|tri|fy [ıˈlektrıfaı] v past tense and past participle electrified present participle electrifying third person singular electrifies [T]
1.) if a performance or a speech electrifies people, it makes them feel very interested or excited
She would sit at the piano and sing, electrifying us all.
2.) to change a railway so that it uses electrical power, or to supply a building or area with electricity
The west coast main line has been electrified.
>electrifying adj
>electrified adj
electrified fences
>electrification [ıˌlektrıfıˈkeıʃən] n [U]

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  • electrify — ► VERB (electrifies, electrified) 1) charge with electricity. 2) convert to the use of electrical power. 3) (electrifying) causing thrilled admiration or excitement. DERIVATIVES electrification noun electri …   English terms dictionary

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