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Synonyms for ballast

Synonyms for ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

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coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

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an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals

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a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

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make steady with a ballast

References in classic literature ?
For indeed, to beat up to Hong-Kong against a fierce monsoon, with a ship not sufficiently ballasted and with her supply of water not completed, was an in- sane project.
Because ballast-compatible LED tube must operate with a ballast, the arcing problem persists whenever that is any loose connections in the ballasted fixture, posing a potential burn hazard.
The development of these new energy-efficient electronically ballasted fluorescent lighting systems has been encouraged by utility companies, which have given financial incentives to business customers to use less energy.