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

Examples of turbocharged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 It's expected to have a new engine offering, likely a turbocharged four-cylinder, a new suspension setup, and an appearance inspired by the new Tundra. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 7 Oct. 2021 Torque output — which translates most directly to throttle response and acceleration — trails all but the HR-V and Rogue Sport, the only other non-turbocharged engines in the group. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2021 In this case, that means 382 horsepower from a turbocharged three-liter inline-six, delivering a zero-to-60 time of just 3.9 seconds. Josh Max, Forbes, 12 June 2021 The turbocharged four-cylinder and supercharged V-6 are no longer available. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 2 June 2021 Think of the association of healthy-yet-intoxicating Californian bohemianism with the clothing brand Reformation or of turbocharged techno-masculinity with Tesla cars. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 26 Apr. 2021 All Miata models use a naturally aspirated (non-turbocharged) 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine (181 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque). Jason Fogelson, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of turbocharged

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 26 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of turbocharged

: having a turbocharger


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