deceleration

[ dee-sel-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF deceleration
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Deceleration sat on their chests and squeezed their bones to rubber.

It would still take four hours to get down, in a spiral of deceleration.

Casker nodded and punched a deceleration spiral into the ship's tape.

The ship quivered for just a second as it shifted over into deceleration.

Ekstrohm fingered loose the cinches of his deceleration couch.

In a few seconds the pressure of deceleration pushed at them.

Allowing for deceleration, three successive predictions of its landing point agreed.

You're the only member we have, who's inside the grounds here, who can stand the acceleration and deceleration.

Deceleration jumped on them, kicked the air from their lungs in uncontrollable gasps, sank them deep into the yielding couches.

He came out of it sluggishly, to find the relief from the dreadful pressure almost as stupefying as the deceleration itself.

WORD ORIGIN

1894, originally in railroading, coined from de- "do the opposite of" (see de-) + (ac)celeration.

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