high-volt·​age ˈhī-ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce high-voltage (audio)
: marked by great energy : electric, dynamic
a high-voltage performance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the act’s high-voltage live performances and dynamic frontwoman continued to draw attention. Chris Morris, Variety, 24 May 2023 To realize this vision, San Diego Gas & Electric could get state approval to build another massive high-voltage line using ratepayer dollars. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2023 Automakers address this by using the fuel-cell system to charge a high-voltage, low-capacity battery that powers the electric motors turning the wheels. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 13 May 2023 Porsche is still facing difficulties acquiring semiconductors and components for the high-voltage heating system in its all-electric Taycan, chief financial officer Lutz Meschke said on a call with reporters. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 Mahalik punched a few keys below the computer display screen on the high-voltage cabinet behind us. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 29 Apr. 2023 Ferdinand Tejada, 53, and his daughter, Janina Reyn Tejada, 20, were killed outside their Panorama City home in January 2021, after coming into contact with a high-voltage electrical wire that fell into their backyard. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2023 The devices include electrochemical storage solutions, high-voltage direct-current lines for transferring power over long distances, flexible alternating-current transmission system devices to help stabilize the grid, and power electronic converter interfaces that integrate renewable energy. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Apr. 2023 Oreos and high-voltage energy drinks are famously vegan, for example. Sarah Garone, Health, 11 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-voltage was in 1909

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“High-voltage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-voltage. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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