tur·​bo·​charged | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌchärjd How to pronounce turbocharged (audio) \

Definition of turbocharged

1 : equipped with a turbocharger
2 : supercharged especially with energy, vitality, or tension a giant, turbocharged ego that drove him relentlessly— Jeff Jarvis

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Recent Examples on the Web The year 2014 happens to be when F1's last big rule change happened, ushering in the current era of complicated and expensive turbocharged hybrid V6es. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Formula 1 gets radical new rules for 2021, plus a budget cap," 4 Nov. 2019 March 21 Average investors have found a turbocharged way to bet on the growing leverage in corporate America: business development companies. Washington Post, "Souped-Up Debt Vehicle Pushes the Envelope," 20 Sep. 2019 In an industry where operating margins are often in low single digits, Porsche’s exceed 18%, with average profit per vehicle a turbocharged €16,250 ($17,900) compared with €3,200 for Audi and €960 for the mass-market VW brand. The Economist, "Porsche is small but highly lucrative," 12 Sep. 2019 Ford doubles down on efficiency by also offering two turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engines alongside the truck’s more traditional 3.3-liter base V6 and optional 5.0-liter V8 powerplants. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares 2019 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500," 7 Aug. 2019 Under the hood lies a 2.4-liter flat-four turbocharged Boxer engine. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Safety first, last, and always: The Subaru Ascent, reviewed," 25 Oct. 2018 The Silverado offers a variety of engines: a V6 (285 horsepower), a V8 (355 horsepower), a larger and stronger V8 (420 horsepower), and a turbocharged four-cylinder (310 horsepower). Dan Frio, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Full-size pickups: Edmunds rounds up the latest news on five 2019 models," 6 July 2018 The turbocharged four-cylinder motor churns out 248 horsepower, but feels overly subdued until the dynamic driving mode is activated, significantly changing throttle response to make the all-wheel-drive SUV a more engaging driver. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Just like underwear, wine and vitamins: You can subscribe to the Volvo XC40," 29 June 2018 The all-new turbocharged boxer four cylinder engine makes 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, good enough to tow 5,000 pounds, according to Subaru. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Subaru climbs into 3-row class with 2019 Ascent," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of turbocharged

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Turbocharged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbocharged. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of turbocharged

: having a turbocharger

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