charged

[ chahrjd ]
/ tʃɑrdʒd /

adjective

intense; impassioned: an emotionally charged speech.
fraught with emotion: the charged atmosphere of the room.
capable of producing violent emotion, arousing controversy, etc.: the highly charged issue of birth control.
Electricity. pertaining to a particle, body, or system possessing a net amount of positive or negative electric charge.

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Origin of charged

1275–1325; Middle English, for sense “laden, filled”; 1785–95 for def 1; see charge, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM charged

well-charged, adjective

Definition for charged (2 of 2)

Origin of charge

1175–1225; 1950–55 for def 39; (v.) Middle English chargen < Anglo-French, Old French charg(i)er < Late Latin carricāre to load a wagon, equivalent to carr(us) wagon (see car1) + -icā- v. suffix. + -re infinitive ending; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR charge

27 See price.
30 onslaught, assault.
32 commission, trust.
33 management.
37 indictment, imputation, allegation.
44 cargo, freight.

OTHER WORDS FROM charge

charge·less, adjectiveself-charg·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH charge

accuse allege charge
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British Dictionary definitions for charged

charge
/ (tʃɑːdʒ) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for charge

C13: from Old French chargier to load, from Late Latin carricāre; see carry
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Scientific definitions for charged

charge
[ chärj ]

A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge. See more at color charge electric charge.
The amount of electric charge contained in an object, particle, or region of space.
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Idioms and Phrases with charged

charge

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