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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a high octane number and thus reducing knock and increasing efficiency in high-performance engines: high-octane gas.
  • adj. Slang High-powered; dynamic: a high-octane sales manager; a high-octane marketing plan.

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  • adj. having a high octane number, good anti-knock characteristics; used in high performance vehicles
  • adj. high powered, energetic, forceful or dynamic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of gasoline; having a high octane number
  • adj. vigorously energetic or forceful

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