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/air·borne/ (ār´born) suspended in, transported by, or spread by air.


(āŕbōrn, ārbōrn)
Carried by air.
[air, fr. M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L., fr. G. aēr + borne, pp. fr. bear, fr. O.E. beren, fr. O.E. beran]


adj carried through the air. In health care settings, viruses or bacteria may become airborne, e.g., when someone sneezes or coughs.


see airborne transmission.
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The following night they are supported by Airbourne in Aberdeen at the AECC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.
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All up in the air - Roger Federer gets airbourne to make a return against Nikolay Davydenko in Paris yesterday PICTURE: LIONEL CIRONNEAU/AP