American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely strong, durable, or concentrated: industrial-strength cardboard; industrial-strength detergent.
- adj. Having a level of potency, concentration, or durability suitable for industrial tasks, as opposed to merely household tasks.
- adj. extremely strong or concentrated or durable
“Employing industrial-strength schmoozing and flattery, he was not about to let my abject humiliation prevent him, high on magical 12-step thinking, from succeeding.”
“In the center of the room stood several industrial-strength paper shredders and a couple of power drills with large bits capable of penetrating metal.”
“Maybe, because she was the industrial-strength breast pump lady, she spent her days pumping prodigious amounts of breast milk and serving it to all the kids in the neighborhood.”
“Yes, that's right, industrial-strength breast pumps.”
“No, my bride, the mother of my first baby, needed the industrial-strength model, which she was told by her lactation consultant, wouldn't break down.”
“Two days after he arrived, I was again driving around, this time through strange neighborhoods, in a rush and near panic trying to find the home of a woman who rented industrial-strength breast pumps.”
“The industrial-strength breast pump lady operated out of her home, and I soon found myself sitting on a wet, sticky couch in her living room that had been completely overtaken by five or six screaming toddlers who jumped all over the furniture and flailed about like excited monkeys in a sinking banana barge.”
“An ear-splintering screech, then an industrial-strength grinding noise that I realized, when I saw the cake with the giant sparkler stuck in it, was a scratchy old cassette recording of “Happy Birthday” in Arabic.”
“He also gave me prescriptions for industrial-strength naproxen, indomethacin, and another muscle relaxant, tizanidine, to try as new rescue meds.”
“Cloud technologies e.g., Map Reduce, Hadoop are currently used to create industrial-strength analytics that automate some of the associative indexing that required manual interaction in "memex.”
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