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Definition 1: any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship - [noun denoting artifact]

(ballast is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

Definition 2: an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps - [noun denoting artifact]

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(ballast is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Definition 3: a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations) - [noun denoting artifact]

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(ballast is a kind of ...) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

Definition 4: an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings - [noun denoting attribute]

(ballast is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Definition 5: coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads - [noun denoting substance]

(ballast is a kind of ...) rock fragments and pebbles

Definition 6: make steady with a ballast - [verb of change]

(ballast is a kind of ...) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

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