super- +‎ charge


supercharge (third-person singular simple present supercharges, present participle supercharging, simple past and past participle supercharged)

  1. 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.
  2. To make faster or more powerful.
    • 2014 April 13, Nick Bilton, “Bend it, charge it, dunk it: Graphene, the material of tomorrow”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Graphene could change the electronics industry, ushering in flexible devices, supercharged quantum computers, electronic clothing and computers that can interface with the cells in your body.
  3. (heraldry) To overlay one charge upon another.

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supercharge (plural supercharges)

  1. (heraldry) A charge borne upon an ordinary or other charge.