meteoric

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meteor +‎ -ic

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meteoric (comparative more meteoric, superlative most meteoric)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or originating from a meteor.
  2. Like a meteor in speed, brilliance, or ephemeralness.
    Her meteoric rise to power was followed by a slow, lackluster career at the top.
  3. (Of water, in geology): originating in the atmosphere.

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