airborne
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airborne(
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bawrn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (military)
a. aerotransportado
The airborne operation began at dawn when the plane full of paratroopers took off.La operación aerotransportada comenzó al amanecer cuando el avión lleno de paracaidistas despegó.
2. (in the air)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The hot air balloon was airborne when the storm hit.El globo aerostático estaba volando cuando llegó la tormenta.
You'll have to wait until the plane is airborne to use your portable electronic device.Tendrás que esperar hasta que el avión haya despegado para usar tu dispositivo electrónico portátil.
3. (carried in the air)
a. llevado por el aire
Airborne allergens such as pollen can cause discomfort.Los alérgenos llevados por el aire como el polen pueden causar malestar.
b. transmitido por el aire (medicine)
Airborne infections are very contagious because they can be caught just about anywhere.Las infecciones transmitidas por el aire son muy contagiosas porque se pueden contraer casi en cualquier sitio.
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airborne
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (aircraft)
a. en vuelo
2. (seeds, particles)
a. transportado(a) por el viento
3. (troops)
a. aerotransportado(a)
to be airborneestar volando
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airborne [ˈɛəbɔːn]
adjective
1 [+aircraft] volando; en el aire
to become airborne elevarse en los aires; subir; we shall soon be airborne el avión despegará pronto; suddenly we were airborne de repente nos vimos en el aire; we were airborne for eight hours volamos durante ocho horas
2 (Mil) aerotransportado
airborne troops tropas (f) aerotransportadas
3 [+virus, germ, bacteria] transmitido por el aire; [+seed] llevado por el aire
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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