supercharge

[soo-per-chahrj]
verb (used with object), supercharged, supercharging.
1.
to charge with an abundant or excessive amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension.
2.
to supply air to (an internal-combustion engine) at greater than atmospheric pressure.
3.
pressurize ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1760–70; super- + charge

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supercharge (ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to increase the air intake pressure of (an internal-combustion engine) with a supercharger; boost
2.  to charge (the atmosphere, a remark, etc) with an excess amount of (tension, emotion, etc)
3.  to apply pressure to (a fluid); pressurize

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supercharge
1919, originally of internal combustion engines, from super- + past tense of charge (v.).
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