high-powered

[ hahy-pou-erd ]
/ ˈhaɪˈpaʊ ərd /

adjective

extremely energetic, dynamic, and capable: high-powered executives.
of a forceful and driving character: high-powered selling techniques.
capable of a high degree of magnification: a high-powered microscope.
very powerful.

Nearby words

  1. high-occupancy vehicle lane,
  2. high-octane,
  3. high-pass filter,
  4. high-pitched,
  5. high-power,
  6. high-pressure,
  7. high-pressure oxygen,
  8. high-priced,
  9. high-profile,
  10. high-proof

Origin of high-powered

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for high-powered

high-powered

adjective

(of an optical instrument or lens) having a high magnificationa high-powered telescope
dynamic and energetic; highly capable
possessing great strength, power, etca high-powered engine
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Word Origin and History for high-powered

high-powered

adj.

1903, originally of automobiles, from high (adj.) + power (v.).

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