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Definition of airborne adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[not before noun] (of a plane or passengers) in the air Do not leave your seat until the plane is airborne.
  2. 2[only before noun] carried through the air airborne seeds/viruses compare waterborne
  3. 3[only before noun] (of soldiers) trained to jump out of aircraft onto enemy land in order to fight an airborne division
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: airborne