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stratosphere +‎ -ic

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stratospheric (comparative more stratospheric, superlative most stratospheric)

  1. of or relating to the stratosphere
  2. (by extension) unusually or unreasonably high
    The hotel charged stratospheric prices for a simple cooked breakfast.
    • 2019 February 5, Oliver Wainwright, “Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The continued volatility of financial markets has spurred buyers to seek safe havens in super-prime real estate, from London to New York and Hong Kong, begetting stratospheric prices and minting a whole new category that defies the usual rules of the marketplace: the “trophy property”.

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