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tr.v. su·per·charged, su·per·charg·ing, su·per·charg·es
1. To increase the power of (an engine, for example), as by fitting with a supercharger.
2. To charge heavily or excessively: an atmosphere that was supercharged with tension.
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) to increase the air intake pressure of (an internal-combustion engine) with a supercharger; boost
2. to charge (the atmosphere, a remark, etc) with an excess amount of (tension, emotion, etc)
3. (General Physics) to apply pressure to (a fluid); pressurize
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v.t. -charged, -charg•ing.
1. to charge with an abundant or excessive amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension.
2. to supply air to (an internal-combustion engine) at greater than atmospheric pressure.
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Past participle: supercharged
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|Verb||1.||supercharge - increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"|
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
|2.||supercharge - increase the pressure on a gas or liquid|
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