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noun 
  1. (nautical) heavy, Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship (or in the gondola of a balloon), to provide stability.
  2. (figurative) Anything that steady, steadies emotion or the mind.
  3. coarse, Coarse gravel or similar material laid to form a bed for roads or railroads.
  4. (electronics) device used for stabilizing current in an electric circuit (e.g.in a tube lamp supply circuit)
verb 
  1. To stabilize or load a ship with ballast.
  2. To lay ballast on the bed of a railroad track.

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