Pronunciation: (chärjd), [key]
1. intense; impassioned: an emotionally charged speech.
2. fraught with emotion: the charged atmosphere of the room.
3. capable of producing violent emotion, arousing controversy, etc.: the highly charged issue of birth control.
4. Elect.pertaining to a particle, body, or system possessing a net amount of positive or negative electric charge.
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