[ soo-per-chahrj ]
/ ˈsu pərˌtʃɑrdʒ /

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

to charge with an abundant or excessive amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension.
to supply air to (an internal-combustion engine) at greater than atmospheric pressure.

Origin of supercharge

First recorded in 1760–70; super- + charge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for supercharge


/ (ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒ) /

verb (tr)

to increase the air intake pressure of (an internal-combustion engine) with a supercharger; boost
to charge (the atmosphere, a remark, etc) with an excess amount of (tension, emotion, etc)
to apply pressure to (a fluid); pressurize
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