high-pow·​ered ˈhī-ˈpau̇(-ə)rd How to pronounce high-powered (audio)
variants or less commonly high-power
: having great drive, energy, or capacity : dynamic
a high-powered executive
: having or conferring great influence
a high-powered job

Examples of high-powered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Electrodes that are engineered for faster ion storage lead to batteries that can discharge faster, for high-power applications. Wesley Chang, The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2024 No company is yet offering dual-phase magnetic materials suitable for the rotors of high-power traction motors. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2024 SpaceX engineers modified multiple systems in the wake of the failures, including work to beef up the rocket's self-destruct system, to improve engine performance and to protect the pad with a high-power water deluge system that also deadens the acoustic shock of engine ignition. William Harwood, CBS News, 14 Mar. 2024 Elector Magnetic Pulse - EMP EMPs are energy pulses that can be released from nuclear weapons explosions and portable electronics such as high-power microwave weapons (HPMWs). Chuck Brooks, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Its engineers are working with Red Bull on the engines and hybrid systems, including high-power electronics and turbochargers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2024 The groundbreaking result was achieved at the California lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), which uses an array of 192 high-power lasers to blast tiny pellets of deuterium and tritium fuel in a process known as inertial confinement fusion. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Feb. 2024 And the buzz around these and other highly colored, high-power drinks is showing no signs of slowing down. Tom Ward, WIRED, 15 Dec. 2023 The Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec. 14, declined to put on hold a new Illinois law that would ban high-power semiautomatic weapons like the one used in the mass killing of seven people at a 2022 parade in a Chicago suburb. arkansasonline.com, 15 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high-powered was in 1917

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“High-powered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-powered. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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