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high-voltage

[hahy-vohl-tij] /ˈhaɪˈvoʊl tɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
operating on or powered by high voltage:
a high-voltage generator.
2.
Informal. dynamic; powerful:
a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur.
Origin of high-voltage
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • This list of high-voltage alternators is not intended to be exhaustive, but serves to indicate their wide application.

  • One had just connected with a high-voltage charge from Charley.

    Master of the Moondog Stanley Mullen
  • Suddenly there was the rasping, snaring crackling of a high-voltage spark.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The room was electrically charged with the high-voltage of the man in the inner office.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • In almost all high-voltage transmissions of the present day in the United States alternating generators are employed.

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