industrial-strength

adjective

in·​dus·​tri·​al-strength in-ˈdə-strē-əl-ˈstreŋ(k)th How to pronounce industrial-strength (audio)
-ˈstren(t)th
1
: suitable for industrial use
2
: marked by more than usual power, durability, or intensity
industrial-strength boots
an industrial-strength voice

Examples of industrial-strength in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the hum of an industrial-strength air purifier and dehumidifier, Moss said the tenants had to vacate the unit quickly, leaving food and dishes on the counter. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 The industrial-strength fabric is built for travel, and the 43-liter capacity is more than enough to hold days worth of essentials. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 Seams in the mirror determined the molding placement, and industrial-strength contractor's glue ($9, The Home Depot) holds the off-the-shelf pieces in place. Deb Schwartz, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 We’ve been undone by industrial-strength temptation, and the new meds confer industrial-strength resistance. Tamar Haspel, Anchorage Daily News, 1 July 2023 Red Pro Pressure Washer Detergent Image courtesy Amazon Red Pro Pressure Washer Detergent is an industrial-strength cleaner designed to tackle the toughest jobs. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2023 Eventually, Prima came around to the fact that his genes are industrial-strength. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2023 Glennon secured the pads, which were 13 centimeters by 15 cm, to the coat’s interior with industrial-strength Velcro fasteners and connected them by wire to a small battery pack in one of the garment’s pockets. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Jan. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of industrial-strength was in 1968

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“Industrial-strength.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial-strength. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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