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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lec·tri·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Electrified p. pr. & vb. n. Electrifying ]
 1. To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.
 2. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.
 3. To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
    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.   --Macaulay.
    Try whether she could electrify Mr. Grandcourt by mentioning it to him at table.   --G. Eliot.
 4. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing a surge of emotion or excitement; "she gave a
            electrifying performance"; "a thrilling performer to
            watch" [syn: thrilling]