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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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 Jacobs threw out just about every stop on the organ console with his turbocharged reading of the Fugue in A minor (BWV 543). John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Violinist Faust, in a brilliant CSO debut, makes convincing case for flawed Schumann rarity," 12 May 2018 When the first turbocharged car debuted in 1962, it was not found underneath the clamshell hood of a featherweight European runabout, your BMW 2002 or Saab 99, but from the braintrust of General Motors, flush with cash and willing to try new tech. Blake Z. Rong, Popular Mechanics, "​​The Evolution of the Combustion Engine​​," 5 June 2018 The turbocharged 2017 Honda Civic Si compact sedan is the best value on the sports car market, with roominess, efficiency, fun and a price of $24,000. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Best affordable sports car? 2017 Honda Civic Si," 7 Sep. 2017 In the days leading up to his team’s Final Four matchup against Villanova and its turbocharged offense, Kansas coach Bill Self sought out some advice. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "In NCAA Championship, Beware of Free-Range Big Men," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of turbocharged

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of turbocharged

: having a turbocharger

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