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ballast

noun

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heavy material (such as rocks or water) that is put on a ship to make it steady or on a balloon to control its height in the air often used figuratively
  • A large amount of ballast kept the boat from capsizing.
  • She provided the ballast the family needed in times of stress.

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The first known use of ballast was in the 15th century

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“Ballast.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ballast. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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