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meteoric

adjective uk   /ˌmiː.tiˈɒr.ɪk/ us    /-t̬iˈɑːr-/

meteoric adjective (OF A ROCK)

relating to or caused by a meteor: The sudden flash of light in the night sky was caused by a meteoric fireball.

meteoric adjective (VERY FAST)

used to describe something that develops very fast and attracts a lot of attention: The group had a meteoric rise to fame in the 70s. Her political career has been meteoric.
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