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[hahy-pou-erd] /ˈhaɪˈpaʊ ərd/

extremely energetic, dynamic, and capable:
high-powered executives.
of a forceful and driving character:
high-powered selling techniques.
capable of a high degree of magnification:
a high-powered microscope.
very powerful.
(of an optical instrument or lens) having a high magnification: a high-powered telescope
dynamic and energetic; highly capable
possessing great strength, power, etc: a high-powered engine

1903, originally of automobiles, from high (adj.) + power (v.).


Forceful; energetic; high-octane, punchy: George is a real high-powered salesman

[1930s+; used of cars by 1903]


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