Definition of "high-energy" [high-energy]

  • Of or relating to elementary particles with energies exceeding hundreds of thousands of electron volts. (adjective)
  • Yielding a large amount of energy upon undergoing chemical reaction. (adjective)
  • Vigorous; dynamic. (adjective)

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Use "high-energy" in a sentence
  • "Shumpert could take the place of Douglas or Landry Fields, who is usually known as a high-energy defender but has struggled since last season's franchise-shaking Carmelo Anthony trade."
  • "Performers this week include philosopher-disser Sara Pascoe, and hairless, high-energy character comic Marek Larwood."
  • "Parson Russell Terrier: This is a high-energy dog and Heidi is no exception."