booster

[[t]bu͟ːstə(r)[/t]]
boosters
1) N-COUNT: usu n N A booster is something that increases a positive or desirable quality.

It was amazing what a morale booster her visits proved...

Praise is a great confidence booster.

2) N-COUNT A booster is an extra engine in a machine such as a space rocket, which provides an extra amount of power at certain times.

Ground controllers will then fire the booster, sending the satellite into its proper orbit.

3) N-COUNT A booster is a small injection of a drug that you have some time after a larger injection, in order to make sure that the first injection will remain effective.
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4) N-COUNT: oft supp N, N n A booster is someone who supports a sports team, organization, person, or place very enthusiastically. [AM]

A former associate of Mr. Pierce's was among the project's boosters.

...the university's biggest athletic booster club.

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  • booster — [ bustɶr ] n. m. • 1934; mot angl. amér., proprt « accélérateur » 1 ♦ Astronaut. Propulseur externe auxiliaire destiné à accentuer la poussée des engins spatiaux. « À une altitude de 12 000 pieds, le booster se détache » (Le Monde, 1972). Recomm …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Booster — may refer to:In science and technology: * Booster (electric power), a motor generator set used for voltage regulation in direct current electrical power circuits * Booster dose, or booster shot, in medicine, a vaccination given after a previous… …   Wikipedia

  • Booster — steht für: den Booster Effekt bei Impfungen, siehe Impfung #Auffrischung einen Hilfsantrieb bei Dampflokomotiven, siehe Booster (Dampflokomotive) in den USA eine Diesellokomotive ohne Führerstand (sogenannte B Unit), siehe Mehrfachtraktion#A Unit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Booster — Boost er (b[=oo]st [ e]r), n. 1. (Elec.) An instrument for regulating the electro motive force in an alternating current circuit; so called because used to boost , or raise, the pressure in the circuit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. an enthusiastic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Booster Fm — Booster FM, dont le nom officiellement déclaré au CSA est Booster, est une radio associative émettant à Toulouse sur la fréquence 106,8 MHz. Cette radio a changé de nom à deux reprises : RBM pour Radio Bruguières Musique dans les années 1980 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • booster — s.n. 1. Motor cu abur auxiliar care antrenează roţile libere purtătoare ale unor locomotive cu abur pentru mărirea forţei de tracţiune. 2. (Electr., telec.) Generator auxiliar pentru sporirea tensiunii; survoltor. [pron. bús ter. / < engl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Booster FM — Booster FM, dont le nom officiellement déclaré au CSA est Booster, est une radio associative émettant à Toulouse sur la fréquence 106,8 MHz. Cette radio a changé de nom à deux reprises : RBM pour Radio Bruguières Musique dans les années 1980 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Booster — Booster, amerikanische Bezeichnung für eine Zusatzmaschine zur Spannungsregelung in den Hauptleitungssträngen elektrischer Starkstromanlagen. In den zu regulierenden Hauptleitungsstrang wird eine kleine Dynamomaschine, z.B. die Lahmeyersche… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • booster — ☆ booster [bo͞os′tər ] n. 1. a person who boosts; enthusiastic supporter 2. Elec. a device for controlling or varying the voltage in a circuit 3. Radio & TVRadio TV an amplifier between the antenna and the receiver 4. any device that provides… …   English World dictionary

  • booster — 1890, one who boosts something, agent noun from BOOST (Cf. boost) (v.). Electrical sense is recorded from 1894. Young child s booster chair is attested under that name from 1960 …   Etymology dictionary

  • booster — / bu:stə/, it. / buster/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) boost spingere ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (tecn.) ▶◀ motore ausiliario, [spec. su aeromobili] propulsore ausiliario. 2. (mus.) [negli impianti stereo di autoveicoli] ▶◀ amplificatore …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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