ul·​tra·​pow·​er·​ful ˌəl-trə-ˈpau̇(-ə)r-fəl How to pronounce ultrapowerful (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily powerful
the media's ultrapowerful influences
an ultrapowerful sound system

Examples of ultrapowerful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Existing superconductors require expensive and bulky chilling systems to conduct electricity frictionlessly, but room temperature materials could lead to hyperefficient electricity grids and computer chips, as well as the ultrapowerful magnets needed for levitating trains and fusion power. Byrobert F. Service, science.org, 8 Mar. 2023 Current measurements don't suggest that the galaxy has any stars older than two billion or three billion years, but Anand notes that follow-up observations, perhaps with the ultrapowerful James Webb Space Telescope, would allow the researchers to search for fainter stars as old as 13 billion years. Allison Gasparini, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2023 No matter the location, most deaths involve some form of fentanyl, the ultrapowerful synthetic opioid that is mixed in street drugs of all varieties and often, but not always, ingested unknowingly by drug users. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2022 Being able to do so with atomic precision could allow, among other things, creating the kind of structures required for the next generation of ultrapowerful quantum computers which governments and tech companies alike are trying to build. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2022 While that remains a fantasy, scientists have successfully created micro-scale time crystals for years — not for powering intergalactic spaceships, but for energizing ultrapowerful computers. Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultrapowerful was in 1886

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“Ultrapowerful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrapowerful. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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