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supercharged

[soo-per-chahrjd] /ˈsu pərˌtʃɑrdʒd/
adjective
1.
equipped with a supercharger.
2.
(of a gas or liquid) subjected to pressurization.
3.
full of energy, emotion, tension, etc.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; supercharge + -ed2

supercharge

[soo-per-chahrj] /ˈsu pərˌtʃɑrdʒ/
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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  • The entrepreneurial boom was supercharged by two developments.
  • Fully belled and whistled, it didn't seem a good match for the supercharged, four-cylinder engine.
  • The way he tosses off witticisms both onstage and back suggests a mind so supercharged it risks eating itself.
  • In a subject supercharged with such significance, lack of agreement is unsurprising.
  • High power density: the closed loop allows the engine to be effectively supercharged with little parasitic losses.
  • The engine shall be naturally aspirated, supercharged, or turbocharged.
  • If an engine is turbocharged or supercharged, then a large valve area is not as important.
  • Listen to your body if you wake up feeling supercharged, try tackling the project you saved for an energetic day.
British Dictionary definitions for supercharged

supercharge

/ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒ/
verb (transitive)
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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Word Origin and History for supercharged

supercharge

v.

1919, originally of internal combustion engines, from super- + past tense of charge (v.). Related: Supercharged; supercharging.

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