adren·​al·​ized ə-ˈdre-nə-līzd How to pronounce adrenalized (audio)
: filled with a sudden rush of energy : excited

Examples of adrenalized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adding mightily to the swings between abandon and claustrophobic intensity is Raphaël Vandenbussche’s cinematography, like colored gravel, and Kelman Duran’s adrenalized soundscape of a score. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2023 It's filled with adrenalized scenes from war zones, scenes of narrow escapes and clandestine phone calls and frightening cultural misunderstandings. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2011 The best Meat Loaf songs – even those without Steinman’s tower-toppling compositions – come on in an epic, adrenalized rush. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 21 Jan. 2022 Daniel Hart’s adrenalized score, for instance, marked by solo trumpet blasts, sounds like it was pulled from a heroic race-against-time thriller. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021 But, whereas chillwave hushed listeners into tranquillity, witch house had an unsettling undercurrent that jolted them awake in adrenalized terror. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2020 But the Dolomites region in the country’s north surprises with an adrenalized beauty even the most adventurous travelers crave. National Geographic, 22 Jan. 2020 Thrillers, too, have trained us to regard certain locales as settings for danger and adrenalized excitement. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2020 Even if fighting fascists were a get-out-of-jail-free card, giving a bunch of adrenalized anarchists unilateral authority to designate fascists strikes me as an incandescently stupid idea. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, 6 Sep. 2017

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Word History


adrenal(ine) + -ize + -ed entry 1

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adrenalized was in 1935

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“Adrenalized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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