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airborne Line breaks: air|borne
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːbɔːn/

Definition of airborne in English:


1Transported by air: airborne pollutants
More example sentences
  • 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: the shuttle was airborne
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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.

Words that rhyme with airborne

Ayckbourn • seaborne
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