[verb ree-chahrj; noun ree-chahrj, ree-chahrj]
- to charge again with electricity.
- Informal. to refresh or restore; revitalize.
- to make a new charge, especially to attack again.
- Informal. to revive or restore energy, stamina, enthusiasm, etc.
- an act or instance of recharging.
- Geology. the processes by which ground water is absorbed into the zone of saturation.
Compare water table.
Origin of recharge
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Examples from the Web for recharge
He carried an extension cord in case he needed to recharge at one of his emergency spots.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won
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Still, after nearly a month at sea, I imagine they are eager to recharge, ready for interaction with the outside world.Inside Sailing’s Biggest Race
October 11, 2014
Presidents have always needed downtime to recharge to face the next crisis.Yes, Obama Was Right to Golf After Foley
Daniel G. Hill
August 30, 2014
Hundreds of millions of people were accustomed to toting these objects around, plugging them in to recharge them, and using them.Is Wearable Technology a Fad or the Future?
January 9, 2014
Museums are often a way to reclaim calm moments of meditation; to recharge and emerge renewed.Mariko Mori Rebirth at the Japan Society
October 10, 2013
Do not give any promise as to when a recharge battery will be ready.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
She has to come up to recharge her batteries or to "make a passage."The Story of Our Submarines
John Graham Bower
After such a run, it would be necessary to stop and recharge the batteries.The Submarine in War and Peace
(D) Recharge with as many sparks as you think you can stand.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment
Thomas M. St. John
At night, he had surfaced to get his bearings and to recharge the air tanks.The Foreign Hand Tie
Gordon Randall Garrett
- to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take up and store electricity again
- to revive or renew (one's energies) (esp in recharge one's batteries)
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Word Origin and History for recharge
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