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Booster  n.  
(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.
An enthusiastic supporter.
The first stage of a multistage rocket, providing all or part of the driving force at lift-off and until the second stage ignites, whether or not the booster stage is detached after the fuel is spent. Also called booster rocket. In some cases, a booster has been used to assist the takeoff of airplanes.
(Med.) An immunizing medication given after an initial immunizing treatment, to provide increased or extended immunity. Also called booster dose. When in the form of an injection, it may be called a booster shot.
Any auxiliary device or part of a device to provide increased power, force, or effectiveness, as with a pumping device.
(Mil.) An explosive charge which is more powerful than a primer, used in conjunction with a primer to assure detonation of the main charge. Integrated blasting caps containing separate compartments for primer and booster are used as detonators for certain explosives.

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"Booster" Quotes from Famous Books

... - the telephones in this system are radio transceivers, with each instrument having its own private radio frequency and sufficient radiated power to reach the booster station in its area (cell), from which the telephone signal is fed to ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... a millyun in the whole city of Toronto? You'd be a peach of a booster for this town, wouldn't you? Suppose there ain't, it sounds good anyway. Besides, you know very well I'm just trying to give you some idea about the size of the mob. And say, maybe there wasn't some tough ...
— William Adolphus Turnpike • William Banks

... City had become a city. There were two solid blocks of brick buildings next to the station, a network of paved streets, and no less than three hotels. It was so new to the eye and so obviously full of the "booster" spirit that he was appalled at the idea of prying through this modern shell and getting back to the heart and the memory of the old days ...
— Black Jack • Max Brand

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