charged
adjective Date: 1934 1. possessing or showing strong emotion <
attacked the author in a highly charged review
>
2. capable of arousing strong emotion <
a politically charged subject
>
; also exciting <
a highly charged palette of bold colors
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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