uprate

[uhp-reyt]

verb (used with object), up·rat·ed, up·rat·ing.

to raise in rate, power, size, classification, etc.; upgrade: to uprate a rocket engine.

Nearby words

  1. uppishly,
  2. uppity,
  3. uppsala,
  4. upraise,
  5. upraised,
  6. uprear,
  7. upright,
  8. upright piano,
  9. uprightly,
  10. uprise

Origin of uprate

First recorded in 1965–70; up- + rate1

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British Dictionary definitions for uprate

uprate

verb

raise the value, rate, or size of, upgrade
photog to increase the effective speed of (a film) by underexposing, usually up to two stops, and subsequently overdeveloping (pushing the processing)
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