Definition of high-octane in English:


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  • 1Denoting petrol having a high octane number and thus good anti-knock properties.
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    • A petrol tank containing high-octane fuel is beside your seat.
    • The AA says if you do that to a vehicle designed to run on high-octane petrol, the engine ‘would seize’.
    • That is why high-performance cars generally need high-octane gasoline - their engines are using higher compression ratios to get more power.
  • 1.1Powerful or dynamic: a high-octane forty-year-old
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    • One of the main challenges of filming, he says, lay in translating the passion and the high-octane energy of the sport to the screen.
    • The fund toned down its aggressive, high-octane formula.
    • How can this be reconciled with the market-driven, high-octane, modernising spirit of the new millennium?

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