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supercharge

[ soo-per-chahrj ]
/ 藞su p蓹r藢t蕛蓱rd蕭 /
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verb (used with object), su路per路charged, su路per路charg路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.
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Origin of supercharge

First recorded in 1760鈥70; super- + charge
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British Dictionary definitions for supercharge

supercharge
/ (藞su藧p蓹藢t蕛蓱藧d蕭) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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