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.
(E*lec"tri*fy), v. i. To become electric.
(E*lec"trine) a. [L. electrinus of amber. See Electric.]
1. Belonging to, or made of, amber.
2. Made of electrum, an alloy used by the ancients.
(E`lec*tri"tion) n. (Physiol.) The recognition by an animal body of the electrical condition of
(E*lec`tri*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. électrisation.] The act of electrizing; electrification.
(E*lec"trize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Electrized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Electrizing ] [Cf. F. électriser.]
To electricity. Eng. Cyc.
(E*lec"tri`zer) n. One who, or that which, electrizes.
(E*lec"tro-) [L. electrum amber. See Electric.] A prefix or combining form signifying pertaining
to electricity, produced by electricity, producing or employing electricity, etc.; as, electro-negative;
electro-dynamic; electro- magnet.
(E*lec"tro), n. An electrotype.
(E*lec`tro-bal*lis"tic) a. Pertaining to electro-ballistics.
(E*lec`tro-bal*lis"tics) n. The art or science of measuring the force or velocity of projectiles
by means of electricity.
(E*lec`tro-bi*ol"o*gist) n. (Biol.) One versed in electro-biology.
(E*lec`tro-bi*ol"o*gy) n. (Biol.)
1. That branch of biology which treats of the electrical phenomena of living organisms.
2. That phase of mesmerism or animal magnetism, the phenomena of which are supposed to be produced
by a form of electricity.
(E*lec`tro-bi*os"co*py) n. [Electro- + Gr. life + -scopy.] (Biol.) A method of determining
the presence or absence of life in an animal organism with a current of electricity, by noting the presence
or absence of muscular contraction.
(E*lec`tro-cap`il*lar"i*ty) n. (Physics) The occurrence or production of certain capillary
effects by the action of an electrical current or charge.
(E*lec`tro-cap"il*la*ry) a. (Physics) Pert. to, or caused by, electro- capillarity.
(E*lec`tro-chem"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to electro-chemistry. Ure.