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English definition of “electrify”

electrify

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈlek.trɪ.faɪ/ us  

electrify verb [T] (POWER)

to make a machine or system operate using electricity when it did not before: The east coast railway line has been electrified.Electricity and electronicsRailways and railway lines

electrify verb [T] (EXCITE)

to make a person or group extremely excited by what you say or do: She electrified her audience with her vivid stories.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
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