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English definition of “jettison”

jettison

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈdʒetɪsən/
NOT WANT/NEED to get rid of something you do not want or need: The station has jettisoned educational broadcasts.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
MAKE LIGHTER If an aircraft or a ship jettisons something, it throws it off to make itself lighter.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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