high-energy

adjective
high-en·​er·​gy | \ ˈhī-ˈe-nər-jē How to pronounce high-energy (audio) \

Definition of high-energy

1a : 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-energy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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high-energy

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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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