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

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 The protests have led to a more charged political atmosphere across New Zealand. Nick Perry, ajc, 2 Mar. 2022 The convoy was inspired by similar protests in Canada and has sparked other rallies around New Zealand, leading to a more charged political atmosphere. Nick Perry, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Mar. 2022 The convoy was inspired by similar protests in Canada and has sparked other rallies around New Zealand, leading to a more charged political atmosphere. Nick Perry, chicagotribune.com, 2 Mar. 2022 So in a tokamak reactor, plasma is heated more and more until its charged ions start to merge. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 18 Feb. 2022 One key thing that has made this build more viable than ever is the separation of bindings for charged and uncharged melee. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 The ability to stay intentionally focused without passing judgment helps ensure appropriate reactions to defuse charged situations. Yolanda Lau, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 The bleachers have been a reliable electricity source in a charged fandom. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2021 The probe would remain behind on the asteroid, transmitting back to Earth information on the composition of the asteroid as long as its batteries remain charged. NBC News, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of charged

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Charged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charged. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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