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Wordnet 3.0


1. of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge;
- Example: "charged particles"
- Example: "a charged battery"

2. fraught with great emotion;
- Example: "an atmosphere charged with excitement"
- Example: "an emotionally charged speech"
[syn: charged, supercharged]

3. supplied with carbon dioxide;
[syn: aerated, charged]

4. capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy;
- Example: "the highly charged issue of abortion"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Charge \Charge\ (ch[aum]rj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charged (ch[aum]rjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Charging.] [OF. chargier, F. charger, fr. LL. carricare, fr. L. carrus wagon. Cf. Cargo, Caricature, Cark, and see Car.] 1. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill. [1913 Webster] A carte that charged was with hay. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The charging of children's memories with rules. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent. [1913 Webster] Moses . . . charged you to love the Lord your God. --Josh. xxii. 5. [1913 Webster] Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for. [1913 Webster] When land shall be charged by any lien. --Kent. [1913 Webster] 4. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples. [1913 Webster] 5. To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one. [1913 Webster] 6. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge. [1913 Webster] No more accuse thy pen, but charge the crime On native sloth and negligence of time. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of. [1913 Webster] If he did that wrong you charge him with. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 8. To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc. [1913 Webster] Their battering cannon charged to the mouths. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding. [1913 Webster] 10. (Her.) To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or. [1913 Webster] 11. To call to account; to challenge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To charge me to an answer. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 12. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack. [1913 Webster] Charged our main battle's front. --Shak. Syn: To intrust; command; exhort; instruct; accuse; impeach; arraign. See Accuse. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

charged adj 1: of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery" [ant: uncharged] 2: fraught with great emotion; "an atmosphere charged with excitement"; "an emotionally charged speech" [syn: charged, supercharged] 3: supplied with carbon dioxide [syn: aerated, charged] 4: capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy; "the highly charged issue of abortion"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "charged": accountable, accused, activated, agitating, alleged, arraigned, ascribable, assignable, attributable, attributed, autoluminescent, blamed, breathtaking, burdened, cited, cliff-hanging, climacteric, contaminated, credited, critical, crucial, cumbered, decisive, denounced, derivable from, derivational, derivative, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, due, electric, electrified, emergent, encumbered, exciting, exhilarating, exigent, explicable, fraught, freighted, full-charged, full-fraught, galvanic, hampered, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, heavy-laden, high-tension, hot, impeached, implicated, impressive, impugned, imputable, imputed, in complicity, incriminated, inculpated, indicted, infected, inflammatory, intoxicating, involved, irradiated, jarring, jolting, kairotic, laden, live, loaded, maddening, mind-blowing, moving, oppressed, overburdened, overcharged, overcoming, overfraught, overfreighted, overladen, overloaded, overmastering, overpowering, overtaxed, overweighted, overwhelming, owing, perturbing, piquant, pivotal, poisoned, pregnant, provocative, provoking, putative, radiferous, radioactivated, radioactive, radioluminescent, ravishing, referable, referred to, reproached, saddled, soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, supercharged, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, tasked, taxed, telling, thrilling, thrilly, traceable, troubling, under attack, under fire, unsettling, upsetting, weighted, weighted down