Supercharging
Supercharge Su`per*charge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supercharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supercharging}.] [Pref. super- + charge. Cf. {Surcharge}.] (Her.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing; as, to supercharge a rose upon a fess. [1913 Webster]

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