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airlift

air·lift

airlift

pronunciation:
eIr lIft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the systematic transportation of people or supplies by air when ground routes are impossible or dangerous to use, esp. in a battle zone or during an emergency.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: airlifted, airlifting, airlifts
definition: to transport in an airlift.