ballistic

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ballista (a military siege engine for throwing stones) +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈlɪs.tɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪk

AdjectiveEdit

ballistic (comparative more ballistic, superlative most ballistic)

  1. (not comparable) Or relating to ballistics.
  2. (comparable) Or relating to projectiles moving under their own momentum, air drag, gravity and sometimes rocket power
  3. (comparable, slang) Very angry.
    When he heard him lie about it, he went ballistic.

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