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English definition of “airlift”

airlift

noun [C]     /ˈeəlɪft/
a flight by an aircraft to move people or things when it is too difficult or too slow to travel by road: an airlift of medical suppliesAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airDelivering and despatchingEmergency services in general
airlift verb [T] [often passive] Three small children were airlifted to safety.
(Definition of airlift noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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