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ballistic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishballisticbal‧lis‧tic /bəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective   go ballistic
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ballisticThe Western hemisphere would soon be in range of and vulnerable to Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles, carrying megaton warheads.Several time zones away, a nuclear submarine conducted a surprise test-firing of two long-range ballistic missiles.The commission was expected to recommend the on-site destruction of ballistic missiles.The Wyoming was carrying only nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles.We must consider whether it would be desirable or possible to do so to sea-launched ballistic missiles.We will in addition work for a global ban on chemical and biological weapons and stronger controls to prevent proliferation of ballistic missiles.
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