wattage

noun
watt·​age | \ ˈwä-tij How to pronounce wattage (audio) \

Definition of wattage

1 : amount of power expressed in watts
2 : dynamic or mental energy or appeal the celebrity's high wattage

Examples of wattage in a Sentence

Use a bulb with low wattage.

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Known for his high-wattage party frocks, barely there bodysuits, and logo sweatshirt dresses, Cowan, who was a 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, dresses gutsy girls with an outspoken sense of style. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Inside Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls’s International Women’s Day Celebration," 11 Mar. 2019 If its wattage is below that number, save it for things that don't need as much maintenance. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019 Ashley Graham The model and red carpet commentator gave us a peek at her glam routine, which included a cup of coffee and a high-wattage smile. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 The higher the wattage your food processor has, the better. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019 Since overhead lights and windows tend to cause the most glare, using lower wattage bulbs or coverings like blinds may also help. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Comfortable If You Work at Computer All Day," 5 Oct. 2018 Auto-Shut Off Though irons may be compact, they're packed with a lot of wattage. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "5 Tips for Buying a Steam Iron," 27 Jan. 2012 For example, soft dishes like hummus or sauces like mayo are perfect to make in a food processor with a low wattage. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019 As the holidays approach so do the award season film contenders, one of which premiered last night at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, where Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges brought the wattage (and tears) in Ben is Back. Vogue, "Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, and More Bring the Tears at the Ben is Back Premiere," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of wattage

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wattage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wattage

: the amount of electrical power measured in watts that something (such as a light bulb) uses

wattage

noun
watt·​age | \ ˈwät-ij How to pronounce wattage (audio) \

Medical Definition of wattage

: amount of power expressed in watts

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