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[amp]Informal.
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noun
  1. amplifier(def 2).
verb (used with object)
  1. to excite or energize (usually followed by up): We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.

Origin of amp2

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for amping

amp

noun
  1. an ampere
  2. informal an amplifier
verb
  1. Australian informal to excite or become excited
See also amp up

AMP

abbreviation for
  1. adenosine monophosphate
  2. Australian Mutual Provident Society
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Word Origin and History for amping

amp

n.

1886 as an abbreviation of ampere; 1967 as an abbreviation of amplifier.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

amping in Medicine

AMP

([object Object])
n.
  1. Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP.adenine nucleotide adenylic acid
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amping in Science

AMP

[ā′ĕm-pē]
  1. Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is one of the nucleotides present in DNA and RNA, and is also the fundamental component of ATP and ADP. During certain cellular metabolic processes, AMP forms from ADP when the latter loses a phosphate group, and AMP forms ADP by acquiring a phosphate group. Chemical formula: C10H14N5O7P.
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amping in Culture

Aladdin's lamp

The subject of a story in the Arabian Nights. The young boy Aladdin acquires a magic lamp that, when rubbed, brings forth a genie, who grants Aladdin's wishes to win the hand of the sultan's daughter and to build a palace. The magician who first gave Aladdin the lamp steals it back, but Aladdin regains the lamp, and he and the sultan's daughter live happily ever after.

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