Definition of charged in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃɑːdʒd


  • 1Having an electric charge.
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    • Because the electron was negatively charged and atoms are electrically neutral, there must be a positive charge somewhere in the atom.
    • The material that captured the electron is now negatively charged and the material that lost an electron is now positively charged.
    • When you switch on the electricity it separates the charged particles of the enclosed gas, thus setting up a controlled lightning display.
  • 1.1Filled with excitement, tension, or emotion: the highly charged atmosphere created by the boycott
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    • Even though I've read the book three times so far, never once have the words conveyed the sense of excitement and the charged atmosphere that came across on film.
    • No issue is quite as emotionally charged as the issue of child abuse.
    • A terrific British cast, working with an emotionally charged script, keeps viewers glued to the screen.

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