Supercharging is a term that is used to describe the process of increasing the power or performance of a vehicle, machine, or engine.

  • The car was supercharged, which gave it more power.

  • The engine was supercharged, which made it faster.

Definition of supercharging


To increase the power of an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the crankshaft.


To make faster or more powerful.


To overlay one charge upon another.

Nearby Words

supercharging Pronunciation in a video