"The soft smile they traded left him with a pleasant, lingering charge."

Does it mean "feeling" or "emotion"?

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    It uses the metaphor of an electrical charge to imply a feeling. Sep 10, 2020 at 14:52

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Yes @Kate Bunting is probably right.

I found this definition in Google

charge /tʃɑːdʒ/

noun noun: charge; plural noun: charges

  1. The property of matter that is responsible for electrical phenomena, existing in a positive or negative form.

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INFORMAL a thrill. "I get a real charge out of working hard"

Hence, yes, this term means "feeling" or "emotion", as you suggested, but in a deeper, more intense way.

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