WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
impassioned:an emotionally charged speech.
- fraught with emotion:the charged atmosphere of the room.
- capable of producing violent emotion, arousing controversy, etc.:the highly charged issue of birth control.
- Electricitypertaining to a particle, body, or system possessing a net amount of positive or negative electric charge.
- 1275–1325; Middle English, for sense "laden, filled''; 1785–95 for def. 1; see charge, -ed2