[ soo-per-chahrjd ]
/ ˈsu pərˌtʃɑrdʒd /


equipped with a supercharger.
(of a gas or liquid) subjected to pressurization.
full of energy, emotion, tension, etc.


Nearby words

  1. supercar,
  2. supercargo,
  3. supercede,
  4. supercell,
  5. supercharge,
  6. supercharger,
  7. superchurch,
  8. superciliary,
  9. superciliary arch,
  10. superciliary ridge

Origin of supercharged

First recorded in 1885–90; supercharge + -ed2


[ 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 supercharged


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

Word Origin and History for supercharged



1919, originally of internal combustion engines, from super- + past tense of charge (v.). Related: Supercharged; supercharging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper