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as·tral

 (ăs′trəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
2. Biology Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; star-shaped.
3. Of or relating to a supersensible body believed by theosophists to coexist with and survive the death of the human physical body: an astral body; astral projection.

[Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum, star, from Greek astron; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

as′tral·ly adv.

astral

(ˈæstrəl)
adj
1. (Astronomy) relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body.
2. (Biology) biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
[C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron]
ˈastrally adv

as•tral

(ˈæs trəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, proceeding from, or like the stars; stellar.
2. Biol. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate form.
[1595–1605; (< Middle French) < Late Latin astrālis= Latin ast(rum) star (< Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1]
as′tral•ly, adv.

as·tral

(ăs′trəl)
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar: astral distances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astral - being or relating to or resembling or emanating from starsastral - being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; "an astral body"; "stellar light"
Translations

astral

[ˈæstrəl]
A. ADJastral
B. CPD astral projection Nviaje m astral

astral

[ˈæstrəl] adjastral(e)

astral

adjStern-; (in theosophy) → Astral-; astral matterSternmaterie f; astral projectionAstralreise f
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