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 for booster
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Booster \Boost"er\ (b[=oo]st"[~e]r), n.
     1. (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
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. an enthusiastic supporter.
     3. 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.
     4. (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.
     5. any auxiliary device or part of a device to provide
        increased power, force, or effectiveness, as with a
        pumping device.
     6. (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their
           supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the
           library" [syn: supporter, protagonist, champion,
           admirer, booster, friend]
      2: someone who is an active supporter and advocate [syn:
         promoter, booster, plugger]
      3: a thief who steals goods that are in a store [syn: booster,
         shoplifter, lifter]
      4: an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted
         signal [syn: booster, booster amplifier, booster
         station, relay link, relay station, relay transmitter]
      5: the first stage of a multistage rocket [syn: booster,
         booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff
      6: an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was
         effective [syn: booster, booster dose, booster shot,
         recall dose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "booster":
     Comsat, Intelsat, Syncom, Telstar, adherent, admirer, amateur,
     antitoxin, applauder, appreciator, bag, bang, blind, body snatcher,
     bonnet, booster amplifiers, booster dose, booster rocket,
     booster shot, boosters, buff, capper, chicken thief, claqueur,
     collector, commender, communication satellite, con man, crook,
     deck, den of thieves, devotee, dilettante, dose, draft, dropping,
     drug packet, embezzler, encomiast, eulogist, eulogizer, extoller,
     fan, fancier, filcher, fix, follower, ganef, ghoul, grafter,
     grave robber, groupie, hit, hypodermic, hypodermic injection,
     idolater, idolizer, injection, inoculation, jet injection,
     jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, larcener,
     larcenist, lauder, lifter, mainlining, multistage rocket,
     narcotic injection, narcotic shot, overdose, panegyrist, peculator,
     petty thief, pilferer, plugger, poacher, popping, portion, potion,
     praiser, promoter, prowler, puffer, purloiner, relay links, robber,
     rooter, scrounger, shill, shooting up, shoplifter, shot,
     single-stage rocket, skin-popping, sneak thief, stealer,
     step rocket, stick, stratovision, swindler, thief,
     three-stage rocket, tout, touter, vaccination, vaccine, votary,
     white-collar thief, worshiper

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A data-parallel language.
     "The Booster Language", E. Paalvast, TR PL 89-ITI-B-18, Inst
     voor Toegepaste Informatica TNO, Delft, 1989.

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