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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ballast

Plural
-

ballast (-)
  1. (nautical) Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship (or in the gondola of a balloon), to provide stability.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that steadies emotion or the mind.
  3. Coarse gravel or similar material laid to form a bed for roads or railroads.
  4. (electronics) device used for stabilizing current in an electric circuit (e.g.in a tube lamp supply circuit)

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Verb

Infinitive
to ballast

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ballast (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To stabilize or load a ship with ballast.
  2. To lay ballast on the bed of a railroad track.

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