galactic

[ guh-lak-tik ]
/ gəˈlæk tɪk /

adjective

Astronomy.
  1. of or relating to a galaxy.
  2. of or relating to the Milky Way.
immense; huge; vast: a problem of galactic proportions.
Physiology. pertaining to or stimulating the secretion of milk.

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Origin of galactic

First recorded in 1830–40, galactic is from the Greek word galaktikós milky. See galact-, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM galactic

non·ga·lac·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for galactic

galactic
/ (ɡəˈlæktɪk) /

adjective

astronomy of or relating to a galaxy, esp the Galaxythe galactic plane
med of or relating to milk

Word Origin for galactic

C19: from Greek galaktikos; see galaxy
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Medical definitions for galactic

galactic
[ gə-lăktĭk ]

adj.

Relating to milk.
Promoting the flow of milk.
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