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Definition of projectile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

projectile

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//prəˈdʒektaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈdʒektl//
 
 
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(formal or specialist) very fast and with a lot of force projectile motion The virus causes projectile (= sudden and violent) vomiting. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: modern Latin, from project- ‘thrown forth’, from the verb proicere ‘throw forth’, from pro- ‘forth’ + jacere ‘to throw’.
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