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antimissile

or an·ti-mis·sile

[ an-tee-mis-uhl, an-tahy- or, especially British, -mis-ahyl ]
/ ˌæn tiˈmɪs əl, ˌæn taɪ- or, especially British, -ˈmɪs aɪl /
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adjective

designed or used in defense against guided enemy missiles.

noun

a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy missiles.

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Origin of antimissile

First recorded in 1955–60; anti- + missile
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British Dictionary definitions for antimissile

antimissile
/ (ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl) /

adjective

relating to defensive measures against missile attackan antimissile system

noun

Also called: antimissile missile a defensive missile used to intercept and destroy attacking missilesAbbreviation: AMM
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