at full power


: to the fullest extent of the energy or force that something can produce
The machines are running at full power.

Examples of at full power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only one run involving tug boats averted the disaster, and even then only when two tugs at full power were tethered to the ship all the way under the bridge. USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024 Now, the two Cook plant units at full power can produce 2360 megawatts − enough to power approximately 1.5 million homes or a city as big as Detroit. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2024 The whole system, which can hold five to 12 hours’ worth of electricity discharging at full power, costs a half-million pounds. IEEE Spectrum, 12 June 2023 That labor force has not been operating at full power. Robin Gagnon, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 By featuring additive and subtractive color mixing in the same image, Kitaoka’s hybrid color scheme accomplishes both dark and light levels of brightness and color, even though each point in the image is blazing at full power. Stephen MacKnik, Scientific American, 1 July 2021 Gaming laptops can run both the GPU and CPU at full power. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 31 Oct. 2020 Heat at full power for about 90 seconds per two pounds of soil. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2020 That said, the one key thing a cordless tool can't do is stay at full power full time. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 19 Sep. 2019

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“At full power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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