intense; impassioned: an emotionally charged speech.
fraught with emotion: the charged atmosphere of the room.
capable of producing violent emotion, arousing controversy, etc.: the highly charged issue of birth control.
Electricity. pertaining to a particle, body, or system possessing a net amount of positive or negative electric charge.

1275–1325; Middle English, for sense “laden, filled”; 1785–95 for def 1; see charge, -ed2

well-charged, adjective
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early 13c., from O.Fr. chargier "load, burden," from L.L. carricare "to load a wagon, cart," from L. carrus "wagon" (see car). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (cf. take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost" (mid-15c.),
and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning of "load a weapon" (1540s). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (Amer.Eng.) is from 1951. Chargé d'affairs was borrowed from French, 1767.
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  1. A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge. See more at color charge, electric charge.

  2. The amount of electric charge contained in an object, particle, or region of space.

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