from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Increasing in steps or by stages.
  • adjective Electricity Serving to increase voltage.
  • noun An increase in size, amount, or activity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In electricity, a transformer or other device for increasing the voltage in an electric circuit.
  • Serving to convert a current of lower voltage into one of higher voltage: said specifically of transformers and allied devices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Elec.) Transforming or converting a low-voltage current into one of high voltage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That increases in stages
  • adjective of a transformer, etc. That increases a voltage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb speed up
  • verb make oneself visible; take action
  • verb increase in extent or intensity
  • noun the act of increasing something


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