recharge

[v. ree-chahrj; n. ree-chahrj, ree-chahrj]
verb (used with object), recharged, recharging.
1.
to charge again with electricity.
2.
Informal. to refresh or restore; revitalize.
verb (used without object), recharged, recharging.
3.
to make a new charge, especially to attack again.
4.
Informal. to revive or restore energy, stamina, enthusiasm, etc.
noun
5.
an act or instance of recharging.
6.
Geology. the processes by which ground water is absorbed into the zone of saturation.
Compare water table.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: to reload (a vessel). See re-, charge

recharger, noun
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recharge (riːˈtʃɑːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take up and store electricity again
2.  to revive or renew (one's energies) (esp in recharge one's batteries)
 
re'chargeable
 
adj

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recharge
early 15c., "to reload" (a vessel), from re- "again, back" + charge "load" (q.v.); modeled on M.Fr. rechargier (13c.). Meaning "re-power a battery" is from 1876. The noun is recorded from 1610s.
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Example sentences for recharges
She recharges her powers by sleeping, which happens fairly often.
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