Meaning of VOLTAGE in English

ˈvōltij, -tēj noun

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary volt (II) + -age

1. : electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts

2. : intensity of feeling : effectiveness , power

the voltage of his verse is praised — J.L.Sweeney

by slow degrees the author raises the voltage of her story — John Barkham

she was shocked by the voltage of his rapacious tone — Peggy Bennett

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.