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powered

[pou-erd]
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adjective
  1. (of a machine, vehicle, etc.) having a specified fuel or prime mover: a gasoline-powered engine; an engine-powered pump.
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Origin of powered

First recorded in 1875–80; power + -ed2
Related formsnon·pow·ered, adjectiveself-pow·ered, adjectiveun·der·pow·ered, adjective
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  • He tended to fume when his underpowered car noticeably slowed up on grades, and especially the long ones.

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    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • Amongst those are two good "Shorts," but the others are no use, they say, being wrong type and underpowered.


British Dictionary definitions for underpowered

underpowered

adjective
  1. lacking or low in powertwo-litre cars are underpowered
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