Definition of airborne in English:


Syllabification: air·borne
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌbôrn


  • 1Transported by air: airborne pollutants
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    • These attach themselves to airborne pollutants such as exhaust fumes, giving them an electrical charge.
    • If there is a quantity of smoke or other airborne pollutant particles present, it is known as smog.
    • Concerning air quality, we continue to maintain a national network to gauge airborne pollution.
  • 1.1(Of an aircraft) in the air after taking off.
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    • There's a great difference between an airborne aircraft and a wreck.
    • Seconds passed like minutes as the struggling aircraft fought to get airborne.
    • All they knew was they had less than two hours to get the aircraft airborne.

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