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

Definition of supercharge

transitive verb

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

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Glamour's beauty editors and a panel of top skin care pros looked at every new eye cream, moisturizer, and supercharged serum that launched in the last year and narrowed them down to this manual of the very best, hard-hitting winners. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The Best Drugstore Skin Care Products of 2019," 25 Mar. 2019 But the platform, by supercharging content that taps into tribal identity, can upset fragile communal balances. Amanda Taub And Max Fisher, New York Times, "Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match," 21 Apr. 2018 From choosing the right formulas to supercharging your complexion, here dermatologists and makeup pros weigh in on how to minimize flare-ups to maintain a remarkably clear glow through spring. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Pro’s Guide to Managing Sensitive Skin This Winter," 27 Dec. 2018 The Makings of a Hurricane How nature supercharged Hurricane Florence. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Winds Confound Scientists’ Ability to Predict Hurricane Florence," 13 Sep. 2018 On the flip side, an investor-friendly policy regime was supposed to supercharge investment, creating a more prosperous economy for everyone. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Top House Democrats join Elizabeth Warren’s push to fundamentally change American capitalism," 14 Dec. 2018 But like other such signature park projects across the country, like Atlanta’s Beltline or Philadelphia’s Rail Park, which opened last month, the presence of a photogenic new park supercharges property values and real estate development. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can high-profile park projects, catalysts for development, play nice with neighboring communities?," 17 July 2018 These winds supercharge wildfires and send them racing out of control. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "What is going on with California’s horrific fires?," 13 Nov. 2018 Now, educational attainment has supercharged that split among white voters, who account for more than 70% of the electorate. Aaron Zitner, WSJ, "The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of supercharge

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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