su·​per·​charge ˈsü-pər-ˌchärj How to pronounce supercharge (audio)
supercharged; supercharging; supercharges

transitive verb

: to charge greatly or excessively (as with vigor or tension)
: to supply a charge to the intake of (an engine) at a pressure higher than that of the surrounding atmosphere
supercharge noun

Examples of supercharge in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of supercharge was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Supercharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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