supercharge

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verb su·per·charge \ˈsü-pər-ˌchärj\

Definition of supercharge

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to charge greatly or excessively (as with vigor or tension)

  3. 2 :  to supply a charge to the intake of (an engine) at a pressure higher than that of the surrounding atmosphere

  4. 3 :  pressurize 1

supercharge

noun

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First Known Use of supercharge

1846

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