Definition of power-hungry in English:


Line breaks: power-hungry


  • 1Having a strong desire for power: the power-hungry and evil dictator
    More example sentences
    • A very Senior Official had pleaded with another power-hungry local official to at least allow me to attend the last Council Meeting.
    • The players are greedy, wanting more than they need or are probably worth, and are power hungry.
    • Laurie was highly dedicated, not personally ambitious or power hungry.
  • 1.1(Of a device) using or requiring a lot of electrical power: power-hungry processors
    More example sentences
    • If power-hungry hardware is added, like a high-end video card, a power supply unit with a minimum of 450 Watt seems to be a good idea.
    • Today's power-hungry components need more 12V power than older hardware does, so a power supply must provide adequate 12V current.
    • Nanotechnology may open the door to smaller, more reliable, and less power-hungry memory chips in cell phones, network gear, and other devices.

More definitions of power-hungry

Definition of power-hungry in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea