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antimissile

or anti-missile

[an-tee-mis-uh l, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -mis-ahyl] /ˌæn tiˈmɪs əl, ˌæn taɪ- or, esp. British, -ˈmɪs aɪl/ Military
adjective
1.
designed or used in defense against guided enemy missiles.
noun
2.
a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy missiles.
Origin of antimissile
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; anti- + missile
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antimissile

/ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl/
adjective
1.
relating to defensive measures against missile attack: an antimissile system
noun
2.
Also called antimissile missile. a defensive missile used to intercept and destroy attacking missiles AMM
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