high-energy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

high–energy

adjective

Definition of HIGH-ENERGY

1
a :  having such speed and kinetic energy as to exhibit relativistic departure from classical laws of motion —used especially of elementary particles whose velocity has been imparted by an accelerator
b :  of or relating to high-energy particles
2
:  yielding a relatively large amount of energy when undergoing hydrolysis

First Known Use of HIGH-ENERGY

1934

high–energy

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIGH–ENERGY

: yielding a relatively large amount of energy when undergoing hydrolysis <high–energy phosphate bonds in ATP>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: high–energy physics
Previous Word in the Dictionary: high–end
All Words Near: high-energy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up high-energy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).