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industrial-strength

[in-duhs-tree-uh l-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əlˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/
adjective
1.
unusually strong, potent, or the like: heavy-duty:
an industrial-strength soap.
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British Dictionary definitions for industrial strength

industrial-strength

adjective
1.
(mainly jocular) extremely strong or powerful: industrial-strength tea
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Slang definitions & phrases for industrial strength

industrial-strength

adjective

Powerful, sturdy, weighty, etc, as if fit for use in industry; heavy-duty: drinking a cup of industrial-strength coffee out of a pig-shaped mug/ industrial-strength smog/ ripe for heavy, industrial-strength investigation

[1980s+; the descriptive and advertising term is found by about 1920]


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