verb (electrifies, electrifying, electrified)[with object]
- 1Charge (a medium) with electricity; pass an electric current through: (as adjective electrified) an electrified fenceMore example sentences
- Construction of the four-and-a-half mile timber and wire fence and an inner electrified fence will begin in April, according to the project manager.
- We were told there would be a romper room, but it seems there are only dangerous, mined areas and electrified chain fences where kids could easily injure themselves on flying shrapnel.
- Well at least they knew the fence wasn't electrified.
- 1.1Convert (a machine or system, especially a railway line) to the use of electrical power: the east coast main line has been electrifiedMore example sentences
convert to electricity, wire up, install electric wiring in
- When the lines were electrified, great care was taken to minimise the negative aesthetic impact of overhead wires and line poles.
- He added: ‘It is now coming home that the Glasgow to Edinburgh route will never be anything more than a ‘touch and go’ service until the line is fully electrified.’
- The company concedes that the present timetable, which was set out when the system was electrified in 1967, cannot cope with increasing passenger numbers.
- 2 (often as adjective electrifying) Cause a sudden sense of thrilling excitement in (someone): an electrifying performanceMore example sentences
excite, thrill, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, stir (up), exhilarate, intoxicate, galvanize, move, motivate, fire (with enthusiasm), fire someone's imagination, invigorate, animate, get someone going; startle, jolt, shock; North American light a fire under• informal give someone a buzz, give someone a kickNorth American • informal give someone a charge
- Come with me down these echoing stairs into the lovely suite known as Radiology, where the internal secrets of even the most electrifying celebrities are exposed with all their flaws.
- Chelsea's continued interest in Barcelona's electrifying striker Samuel Eto'o has only intensified the clubs' mutual dislike.
- Guerrero, 27, is one of the game's most electrifying players, a hitter equally adept at crushing pitches that are a foot over his head or an inch off the ground.
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- Martin had grown up without electricity and electrification of his neighbourhood only occurred in the mid-1990s.
- For many of the two billion people living in rural Third World communities who lack electricity, solar cells will be the best bet for electrification.
- Thomas Edison's light bulb created a demand for the electrification of homes.
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- Most of the book and its novel material concern the encounter between rural electrifiers and farmers.
- The blood electrifier is a relatively simple multivibrator circuit that produces a square wave output at 3.92 Hz.
- Up to a Five KM Fence may Be Electrified with One Electrifier Unit.