Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Electrify transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Electrified
; present participle & verbal noun Electrifying
.] [ Electr
ic + -fy
.] 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.
Electrify intransitive verb To become electric.
[ Latin electrinus
of amber. See Electric
.] 1. Belonging to, or made of, amber. 2. Made of electrum, an alloy used by the ancients.
Electrition noun (Physiol.) The recognition by an animal body of the electrical condition of external objects.
Electrization noun [ Confer French électrisation .] The act of electrizing; electrification.
Electrize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Electrized
; present participle & verbal noun Electrizing
.] [ Confer French électriser
.] To electricity. Eng. Cyc.
Electrizer noun One who, or that which, electrizes.
Electro noun An electrotype.
[ Latin 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.
Electro-ballistic adjective Pertaining to electro-ballistics.
Electro-ballistics noun The art or science of measuring the force or velocity of projectiles by means of electricity.
Electro-biologist noun (Biol.) One versed in electro-biology.
Electro-biology noun (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.
Electro-bioscopy noun [ Electro- + Greek ... 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.
Electro-capillarity noun (Physics) The occurrence or production of certain capillary effects by the action of an electrical current or charge.
Electro-capillary adjective (Physics) Pert. to, or caused by, electro- capillarity.
Electro-chemical adjective Of or pertaining to electro-chemistry. Ure.
Electro-chemistry noun That branch of science which treats of the relation of electricity to chemical changes.
Electro-chronograph noun (Astron. Physics) An instrument for obtaining an accurate record of the time at which any observed phenomenon occurs, or of its duration. It has an electro-magnetic register connected with a clock. See Chronograph .
Electro-chronographic adjective Belonging to the electro-chronograph, or recorded by the aid of it.
Electro-dynamic, Electro- dynamical adjective (Physics) Pertaining to the movements or force of electric or galvanic currents; dependent on electric force.
1. The phenomena of electricity in motion. 2. The branch of science which treats of the properties of electric currents; dynamical electricity.
Electro-dynamometer noun An instrument for measuring the strength of electro-dynamic currents.
Electro-engraving noun The art or process of engraving by means of electricity.
Electro-etching noun A mode of etching upon metals by electrolytic action.
Electro-gilding noun The art or process of gilding copper, iron, etc., by means of voltaic electricity.
Electro-gilt adjective Gilded by means of voltaic electricity.
Electro-kinetic adjective Of or pertaining to electro-kinetics.
Electro-kinetics noun That branch of electrical science which treats of electricity in motion.
Electro-magnet noun A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe.
Electro-magnetic adjective Of, Pertaining to, or produced by, magnetism which is developed by the passage of an electric current. Electro-magnetic engine , an engine in which the motive force is electro-magnetism. -- Electro- magnetic theory of light (Physics) , a theory of light which makes it consist in the rapid alternation of transient electric currents moving transversely to the direction of the ray.
Electro-magnetism noun The magnetism developed by a current of electricity; the science which treats of the development of magnetism by means of voltaic electricity, and of the properties or actions of the currents evolved.
Electro-metallurgy noun The act or art precipitating a metal electro-chemical action, by which a coating is deposited, on a prepared surface, as in electroplating and electrotyping; galvanoplasty.
Electrocute transitive verb [ Electro- + cute in execute .] To execute or put to death by electricity. -- E*lec`tro*cu"tion , noun [ Recent ; Newspaper words ]
Electrode (e*lĕk"trōd) noun [ Electro- + Greek "odo`s way, path: confer French électrode .] (Electricity) The path by which electricity is conveyed into or from a solution or other conducting medium; esp., the ends of the wires or conductors, leading from source of electricity, and terminating in the medium traversed by the current.
.] (Physiol.) Same as Electrogeny .
Electrogenic adjective (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to electrogenesis; as, an electrogenic condition.
Electrogeny noun [ Electro- + Greek ... to produce.] (Physiol.) A term sometimes applied to the effects (tetanus) produced in the muscles of the limbs, when a current of electricity is passed along the spinal cord or nerves.
Electrograph noun [ Electro- + -graph .] A mark, record, or tracing, made by the action of electricity.
Electrograph noun [ Prefix electro + -graph .]
1. An apparatus, controlled by electric devices, used to trace designs for etching. 2. An instrument for the reproduction at a distance of pictures, maps, etc., by means of electricity. 3. An image made by the Röntgen rays; a sciagraph. 4. A cinematograph using the arc light.
Electrographic adjective Of or pertaining to an electrograph or electrography.
Electrography noun 1. The art or process of making electrographs or using an electrograph. 2. = Galvanography .
Electrolier noun [ Formed from electric in imitation of chandelier .] A branching frame, often of ornamental design, to support electric illuminating lamps.
Electrology noun [ Electro- + -logy .] That branch of physical science which treats of the phenomena of electricity and its properties.
Electrolysis noun [ Electro- + Greek ... a loosing, dissolving, from ... to loose, dissolve.] (Physics & Chem.) The act or process of chemical decomposition, by the action of electricity; as, the electrolysis of silver or nickel for plating; the electrolysis of water.
Electrolyte noun [ Electro- + Greek ... a dissoluble: confer French électrolyte .] (Physics & Chem.) A compound decomposable, or subjected to decomposition, by an electric current.
Electrolytic, Electrolytical adjective [ Confer French électrolytique .] Pertaining to electrolysis; as, electrolytic action. -- E*lec`tro*lyt"ic*al*ly , adverb
Electrolyzable adjective Capable of being electrolyzed, or decomposed by electricity.
Electrolyzation noun The act or the process of electrolyzing.
Electrolyze transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Electrolyzed
; present participle & verbal noun Electrolyzing
.] [ Confer French électrolyser
. See Electrolysis
.] To decompose by the direct action of electricity. Faraday.
Electrolyze transitive verb
[ See Electrolysis
.] To subject to electrolysis.
-- E*lec`tro*ly*za"tion noun