high-energy

adjective high-en·er·gy \ ˈhī-ˈe-nər-jē \

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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high-energy

adjective

medical Definition of high-energy

: yielding a relatively large amount of energy when undergoing hydrolysis
  • high-energy phosphate bonds in ATP

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