recharge (v.) early 15c., "to reload" (a vessel), from RE- (Cf. re-) "again, back" + CHARGE (Cf. charge) "load" (q.v.); modeled on M.Fr. rechargier (13c.). Meaning "re-power a battery" is from 1876. Related: Recharged; recharging. The noun is recorded from 1610s.

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