Definition of booster in English:

booster

Line breaks: boost¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːstə
 
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noun

  • 1A device for increasing electrical voltage or signal strength.
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    • Antenna boosters help to strengthen the signal between a cell tower and your phone.
    • A booster circuit uses a source voltage to generate a boosted voltage that is higher than the source voltage.
    • Antenna booster for areas with weak signals are another good choice.
  • 2The first stage of a rocket or spacecraft, used to give initial acceleration and then jettisoned.
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    • The camera will be turned on fifteen minutes prior to launch and will show the orbiter and solid rocket boosters on the launch pad.
    • The ground crews will also be monitoring the performance of the orbiter, solid rocket boosters and ground system while the tank is filled with the ultra-cold liquids.
    • In the first scenario, personal spaceflight will use lower-cost versions of classic boosters and spacecraft.
  • 3 Medicine A dose of a vaccine that increases or renews the effect of an earlier one: boosters at five-year intervals are recommended [as modifier]: a booster injection
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    • Dr. Robbins said that efforts to increase the efficacy of the vaccines will include studies on the effectiveness of a booster dose of the vaccine given one year later.
    • Young children who have not received all five doses of the vaccine may require a booster dose if exposed to an infected family member.
    • I had a booster vaccination last year, needed every ten years.
  • 4 [in combination] A source of help or encouragement: job fairs are a great morale booster
  • 4.1North American A keen promoter of a person, organization, or cause.
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    • In a country where it is illegal to organize many types of public meetings, fans formed booster clubs and canvassed malls to court prospective voters.
    • In fact, if it weren't for parental involvement as sponsors, coaches, booster club participants, etc. most programs would not even survive.
    • In the early twentieth century, booster organizations that favored particular water projects proliferated.
  • 5North American informal A shoplifter.

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