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high-grade

(hī′grād′)
adj.
Of superior grade or quality.
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high-grade

adj
of a higher than average standard or quality
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high-grade

(ˈhaɪˈgreɪd)

adj., v. -grad•ed, -grad•ing. adj.
1. of excellent or superior quality.
2. (of ore) yielding a large amount of the metal for which it is mined.
v.t.
3. to steal (rich ore) from a mine.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.high-grade - surpassing in qualityhigh-grade - surpassing in quality; "top-grade ore"
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
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high-grade

adjective
Well above average:
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high-grade

[ˈhaɪˈgreɪd] ADJde calidad superior
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