• WordNet 3.6
    • v energise cause to be alert and energetic "Coffee and tea stimulate me","This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    • v energise raise to a higher energy level "excite the atoms"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Energise to give strength or active force to
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. energeiaen, in, ergon, work.


In literature:

He bathed her face, put drink to her lips, energised her with his magn, and finally laid her down to sleep.
"A Voyage to Arcturus" by David Lindsay
As in a flash it came to him that this mighty change was due to the terribly energising touch of War.
"The Major" by Ralph Connor
Some firm conviction, she was sure, must energise him yet she respected him the more for concealing it.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
These outward acts are great energisers of the soul.
"Young Lives" by Richard Le Gallienne
Then the footman was told to energise the gramophone, which in its specially designed case stood in a corner.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
Thought is the field in which this content moves; it is the energising of the universal, or the universal in the reality of its activity.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
No instinct is more inevitable, more sure to energise, than this.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
Love is not glorious unless it be braced and energised by power.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Where a man unwittingly tended to let things slide they exhorted and energised.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
Their use is in proportion to the energising power of the people interested in their administration.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various

In news:

The superb Olympics have re-energised the nation, and the onus is now on politicians to make sure what Britain has created does not slip away.
Toyota energises its popular model's looks and performance.
Try these deliciously summery dishes from Unislim that will help you get in shape and keep you feeling energised and healthy.

In science:

The suggestion is then raised that a minor interaction (or other such fuelling event) has simply recently re-energised the black hole.
Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies and the Origin of QSOs
It appears that most of the compact sources that we observe, as well as a good fraction of the type II extended radio sources, are energised by relativistic shocks.
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
Although the models will never correspond in detail to individual sources, there is some optimism that we will be able to understand the rules by which particle energisation and transport and field amplification take place under relativistic conditions.
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, perhaps associated with noise from the supersonic jet provides a very plausible source of the long wavelength waves that can energise the particles in the lobes.
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
Adiabatic compression can contribute to the re-energisation under some circumstances [Ennslin].
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary