recharge

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French rechargier, from re- +‎ chargier.

Verb[edit]

recharge (third-person singular simple present recharges, present participle recharging, simple past and past participle recharged)

  1. (transitive) To charge an electric battery after its power has been consumed.
  2. (intransitive) To invigorate and revitalize one's energy level by removing stressful agents for a period of time.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Tiger Woods:[1]
      My body is a little bit sore from all of the practicing and playing and training, and your mind gets a little tired of it, too. It's nice to be able to recharge and come back fresh for the remainder of the year.
  3. (transitive) To reload a gun with ammunition.
  4. (transitive) To add or restore water to an aquifer.
  5. To charge or accuse in return.
  6. To attack again or anew.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to invigorate and revitalize one's energy level by removing stressful agents): unwind

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

recharge (uncountable)

  1. Water that has percolated from the ground surface to an aquifer.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

recharge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of recharger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of recharger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of recharger
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of recharger
  5. second-person singular imperative of recharger