turbocharged

adjective

tur·​bo·​charged ˈtər-bō-ˌchärjd How to pronounce turbocharged (audio)
1
: equipped with a turbocharger
2
: supercharged especially with energy, vitality, or tension
a giant, turbocharged ego that drove him relentlessly Jeff Jarvis

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The turbocharged four-cylinder is rated at 22 mpg city and 27 highway. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 This time around Alex was piloting an even brighter Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo with a twin-turbocharged V10 making over 1,200 horsepower. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 27 June 2022 The resulting 12-meter-long vehicle, which incorporated elements of the Leopard 1 and 2 tanks, can still accelerate to a respectable 41-miles per hour thanks to its turbocharged 986 horsepower MTU 881 diesel engine. Sebastien Roblin, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Buyers can choose from either a turbocharged or non-turbo four-cylinder engine, both with standard with all-wheel drive. Car and Driver, 3 Feb. 2022 Now consider its German competition, all of which boast a turbocharged four and automatic transmission and cost considerably more. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Oct. 2021 The turbocharged four, the NX’s most popular powerplant, provides enough punch for the cut and thrust of daily driving. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2021 The power train combines a rear-mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine making 727 hp and 531 ft lbs of torque, with an electric motor—mounted directly onto the engine—making up the extra. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 The researchers at that time were worried the rapid spread in the Provincetown outbreak signaled a possible new and turbocharged version of the Delta variant that could be even more transmissible. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2021 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 4 Dec. 2022.

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