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[pou-erd] /ˈpaʊ ərd/
(of a machine, vehicle, etc.) having a specified fuel or prime mover:
a gasoline-powered engine; an engine-powered pump.
Origin of powered
First recorded in 1875-80; power + -ed2
Related forms
nonpowered, adjective
self-powered, adjective
underpowered, adjective Unabridged
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  • The inside telemetered equipment, of course, was self-powered.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • The ship's mining equipment was on board, and the tools were self-powered.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • They had mounted a heavy machine-gun to point seaward and a self-powered spotlight, not turned on, rested nearby.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson

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