Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To increase the power of (an engine, for example), as by fitting with a supercharger.
  • transitive v. To charge heavily or excessively: an atmosphere that was supercharged with tension.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To increase the power of an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the crankshaft.
  • v. To make faster or more powerful.
  • v. To overlay one charge upon another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bearing charged upon another bearing.
  • transitive v. To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To charge or fill to excess.
  • In heraldry, to place as a supercharge.
  • n. In heraldry, a charge borne upon an ordinary or other charge: thus, three mullets charged upon a fesse or bend constitute a supercharge.

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

  • v. increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
  • v. increase or raise

Etymologies

super- +‎ charge (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MALVEAUX: Well, there are a couple of thing that they said they wanted him to do, essentially kind of supercharge the debate, which we see has taken place today, but certainly not in the president's direction.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2006

  • Bone boosting drug is major breakthrough for the elderly suffering from fractures Hair cells grown from stem cells could restore hearing to the deaf Scientists discover how to 'supercharge' the body's own healing system Osteoporosis drugs 'increase risk of potentially fatal heart problems'

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • - The advanced Ion GPU is expected to "supercharge" netbook systems with a 10x graphics boost and enable up to 10 hours of battery life with Nvidia's recently unveiled Optimus technology.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • What matters is actually going to church and having lots of friends there, they say, concluding that religious networks "supercharge"

    CNN.com

  • In particular, Armstrong wants Eun to "supercharge" content partnerships.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • Jim Bradley, vice president of the firm's Supply Chain practice, spoke recently with PURCHASING about how they "supercharge" supply-chain strategy development using Six-Sigma tools and disciplines.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Baltimore Convention Center is promising to "supercharge" the city's efforts to attract convention business at a time when it's losing out on high-profile trade shows in a slumping economy.

    National Business News - Local Business News | bizjournals

  • We're going to 'supercharge' this effect so that you maximise the effects of your hard training.

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  • We can supercharge our talk with n|om, and allow it to spring forth as a different kind of arrow that disrupts and disengages overworn habits of thinking.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • There was an ideal person to supercharge the virtual machine, a Danish computer scientist named Lars Bak, whose virtuosity in virtuality had established him as the master in the field.

    In the Plex

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