[ verb ree-chahrj; noun ree-chahrj, ree-chahrj ]
/ verb riˈtʃɑrdʒ; noun riˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈriˌtʃɑrdʒ /

verb (used with object), re·charged, re·charg·ing.

to charge again with electricity.
Informal. to refresh or restore; revitalize.

verb (used without object), re·charged, re·charg·ing.

to make a new charge, especially to attack again.
Informal. to revive or restore energy, stamina, enthusiasm, etc.


an act or instance of recharging.
Geology. the processes by which ground water is absorbed into the zone of saturation.
Compare water table.

Origin of recharge

1400–50; late Middle English: to reload (a vessel). See re-, charge


re·charg·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for recharge

/ (riːˈtʃɑːdʒ) /

verb (tr)

to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take up and store electricity again
to revive or renew (one's energies) (esp in recharge one's batteries)

Derived forms of recharge

rechargeable, adjective
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