industrial-strength

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

industrial-strength (comparative more industrial-strength, superlative most industrial-strength)

  1. Having a level of potency, concentration, or durability suitable for industrial tasks, as opposed to merely household tasks.

Usage notes[edit]

This phrase is frequently used hyperbolically in advertisements for cleaning products and other chemicals, to imply that the product is more effective than others available for household use.