industrial-strength

adjective
in·​dus·​tri·​al-strength | \ in-ˈdə-strē-əl-ˈstreŋ(k)th How to pronounce industrial-strength (audio) , -ˈstren(t)th \

Definition of industrial-strength

1 : suitable for industrial use
2 : marked by more than usual power, durability, or intensity industrial-strength boots an industrial-strength voice

First Known Use of industrial-strength

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Industrial-strength.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial-strength. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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