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English definition of “airlift”

airlift

noun [C]     /ˈeə.lɪft/ US  /ˈer-/
an operation organized to move supplies or people by aircraft to or from a place that is difficult to reach because of war, a flood, etc.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airDelivering and despatchingEmergency services in general airlift     verb [T] Over 10,000 refugees were airlifted out of the region.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airDelivering and despatchingEmergency services in general
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