industrial-strength

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

industrial-strength (comparative more industrial-strength, superlative most industrial-strength)

  1. Having a level of potency, concentration, or durability suitable for industrial tasks, as opposed to merely household tasks.

Usage notesEdit

This phrase is frequently used hyperbolically in advertisements for cleaning products and other chemicals, to imply that the product is more effective than others available for household use.

Last modified on 9 May 2012, at 12:10