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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: turbo- (from turbine) + -charger (as in supercharger)

turbocharger

noun
     
tur‧bo‧charg‧er [countable]
TTC a system that makes a vehicle more powerful by using a turbine to force air and petrol into the engine under increased pressure
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