ballistic

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adjective bal·lis·tic \bə-ˈlis-tik\

Definition of ballistic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to ballistics or to a body in motion according to the laws of ballistics

  2. 2 :  being or characterized by repeated bouncing <ballistic stretching>

  3. 3 :  extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry :  wild <went ballistic>

ballistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ballistic in a sentence

  1. <she went ballistic when she discovered her sister using her nail polish>

Origin and Etymology of ballistic

Latin ballista


First Known Use: circa 1775

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