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English definition of “high-powered”

high-powered

adjective
 
 
/ˌhaɪˈpaʊəd/ (also high-power)
used to describe machines, equipment, weapons, etc. that are very powerful: a high-powered computer/engine/laser
used to describe people who are very successful or in an important position: a high-powered executive/lawyer/lobbyist
a high-powered job is a very important one: It took me a year to find something and then I landed a high-powered job in sales.
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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