ballistic /bəˈlɪstɪk/

b

I. adjective

1. relating to projectiles or their flight.
2. moving under the force of gravity only.
II. phrases

go ballistic

‹informal› fly into a rage.

he will go ballistic if bureaucrats attempt to meddle in his decisions.
III. derivatives

ballistically
adverb


– origin late 18th cent.: from ballista + -ic.

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