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lift·off

 (lĭft′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
The initial movement by which or the instant in which a rocket or other such craft commences flight.

liftoff

(ˈlɪftˌɒf)
n
1. (Astronautics) the initial movement or ascent of a rocket from its launch pad
2. (Astronautics) the instant at which this occurs
vb
(Astronautics) (intr, adverb) (of a rocket) to leave its launch pad

lift′off`

or lift′-off`,



n.
1. the action of an aircraft in becoming airborne or of a rocket in rising from its launching site under its own power.
2. the instant when such action occurs.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liftoff - the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching padliftoff - the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

liftoff

noun
The act of rising in flight:
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