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Main Entry: 1launch
Pronunciation: primarystresslodotnch, primarystresslänch
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English launchen "to launch, hurl," from an early French dialect word launcher (same meaning), from Latin lanceare "to use a lance"
1 a : to throw or spring forward : HURL <launch a spear> b : to send off an object especially with force <launch a rocket> c : to set a ship afloat
2 a : to put in operation : BEGIN <launch an attack> b : to give a person a start c : to make a start especially energetically
- launch·er noun

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