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Definition of power-hungry in English:

adjective

1Having a strong desire for power: the power-hungry and evil dictator
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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