Definition of supervoltage in English:



  • [usually as modifier] A voltage in excess of 200 kV used in X-ray radiotherapy.

    ‘supervoltage therapy’
    • ‘Once the supervoltages have been established and the correct logic states exist on the other device pins, programming may begin.’
    • ‘In the 1940's and 1950's, with the advent of supervoltage therapy machines, telecurie sources, and energetic particle beams, the Roentgen was still the only recognized unit for radiation measurement.’
    • ‘We report 2 new cases of morphea at the site of previous supervoltage radiation therapy for breast cancer.’
    • ‘The test mode can be initiated using any known techniques, including, but not limited to, an electronic key, supervoltages, specific combinations of control and address signals, or probe points.’