verb (used with object), e·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing.

  1. to charge with or subject to electricity; apply electricity to.
  2. to supply (a region, community, etc.) with electric power: The valley wasn’t electrified until 1936.
  3. to equip for the use of electric power, as a railroad.
  4. to excite greatly; thrill: to electrify an audience.

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

  1. to adapt or equip (a system, device, etc) for operation by electrical power
  2. to charge with or subject to electricity
  3. to startle or excite intensely; shock or thrill

1745, “to charge with electricity;” see electric + -fy. Figurative sense recorded by 1752. Related: Electrified; electrifying.

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