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 Twitter cannot rely on such a turbocharged engine of growth: while having friends is a human need, maintaining a soapbox is non-essential even for the world’s extroverts. The Economist, "A tale of two social networks Twitter and Facebook have differing business models," 4 June 2020 Following media coverage, the prospect of a turbocharged strain hopscotching around the world has unnerved many people who already had enough on their minds. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, "Did a Mutation Turbocharge the Coronavirus? Not Likely, Scientists Say," 6 May 2020 Toyota Is Up to Something The GR Corolla will use the mighty turbocharged hamster wheel from the GR Yaris that pumps out 257 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque from just three cylinders displacing 1.6 liters. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "257-HP Toyota GR Corolla Turbocharged Hot Hatch Is Coming," 17 Apr. 2020 Powerplant revisions include the arrival of a new M274 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged unit that will feature an integrated 48-volt starter-generator. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Mercedes-Benz Gives Early Look at Next E-Class," 23 Jan. 2020 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

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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 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of turbocharged

: having a turbocharger

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