- to increase the air intake pressure of (an internal-combustion engine) with a supercharger; boost
- to charge (the atmosphere, a remark, etc) with an excess amount of (tension, emotion, etc)
- to apply pressure to (a fluid); pressurize
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su•per•charge /ˈsupɚˌtʃɑrdʒ/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object], -charged, -charg•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to charge with too great an amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension:The atmosphere was supercharged in the courtroom.
- Automotiveto supply air to (an internal-combustion engine) at pressure greater than normal.
su•per•charge (so̅o̅′pər chärj′),USA pronunciation v.t., -charged, -charg•ing.
- to charge with an abundant or excessive amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension.
- Automotiveto supply air to (an internal-combustion engine) at greater than atmospheric pressure.
- Physicspressurize (def. 3).
- super- + charge 1760–70
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supercharge /ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒ/ vb (transitive)
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