earthbound

See also: earth-bound

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EtymologyEdit

earth +‎ bound

AdjectiveEdit

earthbound (comparative more earthbound, superlative most earthbound)

  1. Confined to the Earth; unable to leave Earth, either physically or spiritually.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "Music, Smiley, music! Now the vibrations should be better." "The higher spirits cannot reach earth-bound folk," said Mailey.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 231:
      [B]ut only too often séances degenerate into pure sorcery or necromancy, attracting all kinds of undeveloped and earth-bound entities.
  2. Unimaginative or mundane.
  3. Heading towards Earth.

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