high-octane

[hahy-ok-teyn]
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adjective

noting a gasoline with a relatively high octane number, characterized by high efficiency and freedom from knock.
Informal. forceful or intense; dynamic; high-powered: high-octane efforts to obliterate the competition.

Nearby words

  1. high-minded,
  2. high-muck-a-muck,
  3. high-necked,
  4. high-occupancy vehicle,
  5. high-occupancy vehicle lane,
  6. high-pass filter,
  7. high-pitched,
  8. high-power,
  9. high-powered,
  10. high-pressure

Origin of high-octane

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for high-octane

high-octane

adjective

(of petrol) having a high octane number
informal dynamic, forceful, or intensehigh-octane drive and efficiency
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