- operating on or powered by high voltage: a high-voltage generator.
- Informal. dynamic; powerful: a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur.
Origin of high-voltage
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for high-voltage
To commit this “rudimentary political error,” he wrote, was to “touch a high-voltage line.”China’s Glamorous First Lady Peng Liyuan Saving the Communist Party With Song
March 16, 2013
But according to their assessment, the victim had already died after being electrocuted by the high-voltage fence.
A 2.6-meter high-voltage fence is intended to prevent inmates from escaping.
The high-voltage squabbling over Obamacare has made health care a particularly sore spot in this debate.Washington’s Silly Plan to Create a National Nurse
February 10, 2013
The U.S. has 215,000 miles of high-voltage power lines; 70 percent of those are more than 30 years old.How to Stop Blackouts: Smart-Grid Technology Could Ease Storms’ Aftermath
November 4, 2012
One had just connected with a high-voltage charge from Charley.Master of the Moondog
The room was electrically charged with the high-voltage of the man in the inner office.Fanny Herself
There was a turbine with a fuel supply and tiers of high-voltage storage batteries.For Every Man A Reason
The fatality was admitted to be due to the high-voltage current and bad insulation.
Raymer sprang out of his chair as if its padded arms had been suddenly turned into high-voltage electrodes.The Price