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stoked

[stohkt] /stoʊkt/
adjective, Slang.
1.
exhilarated; excited.
2.
intoxicated or stupefied with a drug; high.
Origin
stoke1 + -ed2
Related forms
unstoked, adjective

stoke1

[stohk] /stoʊk/
verb (used with object), stoked, stoking.
1.
to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
2.
to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
verb (used without object), stoked, stoking.
3.
to shake up the coals of a fire.
4.
to tend a fire or furnace.
Origin
1675-85; < Dutch stoken to feed or stock a fire; see stock
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Examples from the web for stoked
  • But positive sales reports from automakers stoked investors' hopes in the final hours of trading.
  • It is gathering a windfall from oil exports, thanks to a high price stoked in part by fears of war.
  • We're stoked to go to work everyday-not many people have that.
  • The furnaces warped and cracked, causing gases to escape, and had to be stoked frequently.
  • For what has stoked their fires isn't flesh or cash but stack upon precious stack of manga.
  • One line among the transactions stoked the debate, as if it needed further stoking.
  • Found this online store and was stoked to find billabong, quicksilver, etc tanks that are mesh and for a great price.
  • We were certainly stoked that you can shoot video until you run out of space on your card.
  • Rising demand, a falling dollar and rosy economic predictions have stoked the price of commodities in the last few years.
  • Their growth is stoked by big current-account deficits.
British Dictionary definitions for stoked

stoked

/stəʊkt/
adjective
1.
(NZ, informal) very pleased; elated: really stoked to have got the job

stoke

/stəʊk/
verb
1.
to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
2.
(transitive) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
See also stoke up
Word Origin
C17: back formation from stoker
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Word Origin and History for stoked

stoke

v.

1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:

Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]

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stoked in Medicine

stoke (stōk)
n.
A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stoked

stoked

adjective

Enthusiastic; happily surprised: Everyone's stoked that he's here and would he do a couple of tunes

[1963+; fr surfer talk]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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