high-octane
adjective Date: 1932 1. having a high octane number and hence good antiknock properties <
high-octane gasoline
>
2. very powerful, strong, or effective <
high-octane football
>
<
high-octane coffee
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high-octane — adjective 1. ) high octane gas makes the engine of a vehicle work very well and quietly 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM exciting and full of energy: The critics were impressed by Springsteen s high octane performance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high-octane — high′ oc′tane adj. 1) ene noting a gasoline with a relatively high octane number 2) cvb dynamic; high powered: a high octane performance of the concerto[/ex] Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • high-octane — adj high octane petrol is of a very high quality …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-octane — ► ADJECTIVE 1) denoting petrol having a high octane number and thus good anti knock properties. 2) powerful or dynamic …   English terms dictionary

  • high-octane — [hī′äk′tān΄] adj. 1. designating or of a gasoline, fuel mixture, etc. having an octane number higher than normal 2. Informal very energetic, powerful, or exciting …   English World dictionary

  • high-octane — adjective 1. used of gasoline; having a high octane number • Similar to: ↑efficient 2. vigorously energetic or forceful a high octane sales manager a high octane marketing plan high powered executives a high voltage theatrical entrepreneur …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-octane — /huy ok tayn/, adj. 1. noting a gasoline with a relatively high octane number, characterized by high efficiency and freedom from knock. 2. Informal. forceful or intense; dynamic; high powered: high octane efforts to obliterate the competition.… …   Universalium

  • high-octane — ADJ: ADJ n You can use high octane to emphasize that something is very exciting or intense. [JOURNALISM] ...a high octane performance …   English dictionary

  • high-octane — UK / US adjective 1) high octane petrol makes the engine of a vehicle work very well and quietly 2) mainly journalism exciting and full of energy The critics were impressed by Springsteen s high octane performance …   English dictionary

  • high-octane — /haɪ ˈɒkteɪn/ (say huy oktayn) adjective 1. (of a petrol) having a relatively high octane number, characterised by high efficiency and good antiknock properties. See octane number. 2. Colloquial (of music, performance, etc.) extremely energetic… …   Australian English dictionary

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