electrify

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electrify

Pronunciation /ɪˈlɛktrɪfʌɪ/
verb electrifies, electrifying, electrified
[with object]
1 Charge with electricity; pass an electric current through.
1.1 Convert (a machine or system, especially a railway line) to the use of electrical power.
2 Arouse a sudden sense of great excitement in; thrill.

Origin
Mid 18th century from electric+ -fy.

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Aloyisius intended his presentation to electrify the audience, but the lights went out along with his visual aids equipment. He resorted to telling ghost stories by the glow of the emergency exit signs at the doors of the auditorium.

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