: of superior grade or quality
high-grade bonds
: being near the upper or most favorable extreme of a specified range
: medically serious or life-threatening
a high-grade tumor

Examples of high-grade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rules will require exporters of high-grade graphite to apply for approval, and were announced just three days after Washington released new controls to limit artificial intelligence chips heading to China. Lily Kuo, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 People with advanced uterine cancer or high-grade cancer cells will also likely require chemo.5 3. Jenny McCoy, Health, 10 Nov. 2023 The airy space boasts a cafe , and right next door, a state-of-the-art cooking classroom complete with induction cooktops, high-grade ovens to learn everything from Singaporean Street food to Kiwi Italiano. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 First reported in Cell in 2015, research led by Stanford neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje showed that active nerve cells could promote the growth of high-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer with a poor prognosis. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 1 Nov. 2023 Yet across the river in Auburn’s sister city of Lewiston, workers in hazmat suits and high-grade masks were scrubbing concrete steps at the far end of Schemengees Bar & Grille, where dozens of cars were still parked in the lot, some with evidence tape covering their windows. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 India is, by some distance, the largest buyer of arms from Israel; the country is seen as a dependable source of high-grade military technology. Vaibhav Vats, The Atlantic, 26 Oct. 2023 Two weapons experts who reviewed the footage for CNN said that the sound in the video was not consistent with that of a high-grade military explosive, such as a bomb or shell. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, 21 Oct. 2023 Slow cookers with these high-grade materials tend to be more expensive, which bore out as those with the highest price tags on our list feature these materials. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-grade was in 1826

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“High-grade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-grade. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: of a better grade or quality

Medical Definition


: being near the upper, most serious, or most life-threatening extreme of a specified range
high-grade gliomas
high-grade cervical dysplasia
compare low-grade

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