charged

adjective
\ ˈchärjd How to pronounce charged (audio) \

Definition of charged

1 : possessing or showing strong emotion attacked the author in a highly charged review
2 : capable of arousing strong emotion a politically charged subject also : exciting a highly charged palette of bold colors
3 : having an amount of electricity charged particles

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Examples of charged in a Sentence

The singer gave an emotionally charged interview. an abstract expressionist who uses a palette of charged colors to great effect
Recent Examples on the Web Her cellphone will remain charged to capture as much as possible and to call emergency services if necessary. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Ayala: For San Antonio judge, getting close to the inauguration is statement enough to the insurrectionists," 16 Jan. 2021 Fishing has become a charged issue as President Emmanuel Macron of France, facing his own next election in 2022, has pushed for continued access for French fishing fleets. New York Times, "In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes," 6 Dec. 2020 The exchange signaled a charged political season’s final spasm. Brett Pulley, Bloomberg.com, "Money Floods Georgia Senate Runoffs With Ugly Ads Cranking Up," 13 Nov. 2020 Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have said that in less charged times, the features and products that have been suspended provide more good than harm. Washington Post, "Tech companies brace for the long haul with Trump’s unrelenting attacks on election outcome," 11 Nov. 2020 How often fraud occurs has become a charged political topic. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Voting is a patriotic duty. If you don't know these terms, it can be a confusing one.," 28 Oct. 2020 The film's piece-de-resistance is an exceedingly awkward sit-down interview with Rudy Giuliani and Tutor that ends with Borat (disguised as the boom-mic holder) rushing in on the two of them in a charged moment alongside a hotel bed. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in," 21 Oct. 2020 The film’s piece-de-resistance is an exceedingly awkward sit-down interview with Rudy Giuliani and Tutor that ends with Borat (disguised as the boom-mic holder) rushing in on the two of them in a charged moment alongside a hotel bed. Jake Coyle, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in," 21 Oct. 2020 These energetic, charged protons can then wreak havoc on other cells. Adam Mann, Science | AAAS, "Moon safe for long-term human exploration, first surface radiation measurements show," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of charged

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of charged was in 1934

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31 Jan 2021

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“Charged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charged. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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charged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of charged

technical : having an amount of electricity
: showing or causing strong feelings

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