supersized

adjective

su·​per·​sized ˈsü-pər-ˌsīzd How to pronounce supersized (audio)
: greatly increased in size beyond what is usual : extremely large in size or amount
a supersized portion/drink
… hopes to show kids that there's an alternative to the nutritional wasteland of supersized fries and 32-ounce sodas.Cynthia Graber
… the highly lucrative practice of seeking supersized commissions from IPO customers …Peter Elkind et al.

Examples of supersized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wall behind the display was covered in a supersized photograph of a naked torso in white underpants, a raw, oven-ready chicken splayed across the crotch, the cavity of its neck a gaping hole. Hazlitt, 14 Feb. 2024 This week, we’re joined by Friend of the 5 Alan Sepinwall for a supersized look at some recent finales and break down the latest on the ongoing WGA strike. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 The supersized stone, which will lead Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction on June 7, has long been used to generate funds for charity and has since become a symbol of altruism. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 May 2023 Fire Marshal Surveys Scene, Causes A-List Traffic Jam The 2023 SAG Awards posted up for the first time in Century City inside the Fairmont Century Plaza, a hotel that has become a go-to host this awards season thanks to its supersized and recently renovated ballroom. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2023 Last night, the setting’s namesake pool was decorated with a towering sculpture in the form of a pair of supersized, rotating silver jeans. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 16 Feb. 2023 As part of a historic crossover event, the squads from Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Organized Crime will join forces in a supersized premiere this week. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supersized was in 1870

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“Supersized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersized. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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