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 (ăn′tē-săt′l-īt, ăn′tī-)
Directed against enemy satellites: antisatellite weapons.
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(Military) (of a weapon) designed to destroy satellites
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(ˌæn tiˈsæt lˌaɪt, ˈæn taɪ-)

(of a weapon) designed to destroy an enemy's orbiting satellite.
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Adj.1.antisatellite - of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbitantisatellite - of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbit; "antisatellite weapons"
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