carr-, carri-; car-, cari-

(Latin: wagon, cart; wheeled vehicle)

1. To charge with an abundant or excessive amount, as of energy, emotion, or tension.
2. To force air into an internal-combustion engine at a pressure significantly above the atmospheric pressure at the start of the compression stroke; the degree of pressure retained determines the level of supercharging.
1. Equipped with a supercharger.
2. A reference to gas or liquid; subjected to pressurization.
3. Full of energy, emotion, tension, etc.
1. A mechanism for forcing air into an internal-combustion engine in order to increase engine power.
2. A blower or compressor, usually driven by the engine, for supplying air under high pressure to the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.
1. An additional sum added to the usual amount or cost of something.
2. An overcharge, especially when unlawful.

3. An additional or excessive burden; an overload.
4. A new value or denomination overprinted on a postage or revenue stamp or the stamp to which a new value has been applied.
turbocharger (s) (noun), turbochargers (pl)
1. A specialized turbine driven by the exhaust gases of an engine that supplies air under pressure to the engine for combustion.
2. An exhaust gas-driven device consisting of a shaft with two vaned fan-type wheels at each end.

At the hot end, the turbine wheel is driven by the hot pressurized exhaust gases, while at the opposite end, the compressor wheel pressurizes the ambient air supply into the engine intake manifold.