(adjective, verb)


1. of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge

- charged particles

- a charged battery

Similar word(s): hot, live, electronegative, negative, electropositive, positive, polar

2. fraught with great emotion

- an atmosphere charged with excitement

- an emotionally charged speech

Similar word(s): emotional, supercharged

3. supplied with carbon dioxide

Similar word(s): effervescent, aerated

4. capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy

- the highly charged issue of abortion

Similar word(s): provocative


1. simple past tense and past participle of charge