Augment vs Supercharge - What's the difference?

augment | supercharge |


As verbs the difference between augment and supercharge

is that augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement while supercharge is to increase the power of an internal combustion engine (either otto or diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the crankshaft.

As a noun augment

is (grammar) in some indo-european languages, a prefix e-'' (''a- in sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

augment

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To increase; to make larger or supplement.
  • The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  • (reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater.
  • (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  • (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  • (grammar) To add an augment to.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e-'' (''a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
  • Derived terms

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    supercharge

    English

    Verb

  • To increase the power of an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the crankshaft.
  • To make faster or more powerful.
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  • (heraldry) To overlay one charge upon another.
  • See also

    * turbocharge, turbocharger