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EtymologyEdit

turbo- +‎ charge

VerbEdit

turbocharge (third-person singular simple present turbocharges, present participle turbocharging, simple past and past participle turbocharged)

  1. (transitive) To increase the power of (an internal combustion engine, either Otto or Diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the exhaust air.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To make faster or more powerful.

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See alsoEdit

supercharge

Related termsEdit

turbocharger, supercharger