[in-duhs-tree-uh l-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əlˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/

unusually strong, potent, or the like: heavy-duty:
an industrial-strength soap.
(mainly jocular) extremely strong or powerful: industrial-strength tea


Powerful, sturdy, weighty, etc, as if fit for use in industry; heavy-duty: drinking a cup of industrial-strength coffee out of a pig-shaped mug/ industrial-strength smog/ ripe for heavy, industrial-strength investigation

[1980s+; the descriptive and advertising term is found by about 1920]


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