tur·​bo·​charged ˈtər-bō-ˌchärjd How to pronounce turbocharged (audio)
: equipped with a turbocharger
: supercharged especially with energy, vitality, or tension
a giant, turbocharged ego that drove him relentlesslyJeff Jarvis

Examples of turbocharged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coming after the series high of 2018’s Fallout, in which McQuarrie found an ideal balance of story, character and turbocharged spectacle, this aspect of the film, it must be acknowledged, is disappointing. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 July 2023 Subaru's leather-laden Legacy LSi would be just the ticket, but no turbocharged engine is offered in that model. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 13 June 2023 The Centauro’s 520-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine allows the 26-ton vehicle to roll down roads at a spritely 67 miles per hour. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 Psychedelic disco-rock meets turbocharged gypsy jazz as trumpets soar over cozy chord progressions and swinging drums. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 9 May 2023 The base powertrain, a turbocharged and electrically supercharged 3.0-liter I-6 that makes 355 horses, carries over and is shared with various other Rover models. Greg Pajo, Car and Driver, 2 Mar. 2023 In her images, jittery trails of light skitter around the bodies of the participants like drunken, turbocharged fireflies, figures are blurred, and ghostly doppelgängers are produced through double exposures. Chris Wiley, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2023 Engine, Transmission, and Performance Every 2023 Colorado is powered by Chevy’s turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four engine with various outputs determined by trim level. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 18 Feb. 2023 The Revolution will use the same mid-mounted 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged pushrod V-8 as other F5s, with the engine making its power peak at 8200 rpm and accompanying it with a maximum 1193 pound-feet of torque at 5500 rpm. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 9 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turbocharged was in 1945

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“Turbocharged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbocharged. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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