Definition of "high-powered" [high-powered]

  • Having great power or energy; dynamic: She's on a high-powered career track. (adjective)

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Use "high-powered" in a sentence
  • "The group decries the name "assault weapon" and refers to high-powered guns as "modern sporting rifles.""
  • "The stylized "SS" is common among Marine sniper teams, and often painted on high-powered rifles, where it is meant to stand for "Scout Sniper.""
  • "To test whether a drug molecule or antibody is bound to the cell membrane, scientists use high-powered microscopes."