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multistage

[muhl-ti-steyj]
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adjective
  1. (of a rocket or guided missile) having more than one stage.
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Origin of multistage

First recorded in 1900–05; multi- + stage
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British Dictionary definitions for multistage

multistage

adjective
  1. (of a rocket or missile) having several stages, each of which can be jettisoned after it has burnt out
  2. (of a turbine, compressor, or supercharger) having more than one rotor
  3. (of any process or device) having more than one stage
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