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astral

[ as-truhl ]
/ ˈæs trəl /
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adjective
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. having to do with a substance, unperceivable by the senses, that is believed to pervade space and to constitute a nonphysical body belonging to each individual.
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Origin of astral

First recorded in 1595–1605; either from Middle French or directly from Late Latin astrālis, equivalent to Latin ast(rum) “star” (from Greek ástron ) + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM astral

as·tral·ly, adverbin·ter·as·tral, adjectivenon·as·tral, adjectivesub·as·tral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for astral

astral
/ (ˈæstrəl) /

adjective
relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the starsan astral body
biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals

Derived forms of astral

astrally, adverb

Word Origin for astral

C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron
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Scientific definitions for astral

astral
[ ăstrəl ]

Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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