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[in-ter-guh-lak-tik] /ˌɪn tər gəˈlæk tɪk/
of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies:
The science-fiction movie was about an intergalactic war.
Origin of intergalactic
1925-30; inter- + galactic Unabridged
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  • At that speed, it will escape the galaxy's grasp and sail off into intergalactic space.
  • It is so hot that the galaxy's gravity cannot keep it from boiling off into intergalactic space.
  • Even the intergalactic press was on hand to cover the event.
  • We will roam these planets and treat them as the intergalactic equivalent of protected national parks.
  • Besides, it's obviously the system-destroying super-weapon of some intergalactic super-villain.
  • The problem is the distances might be intergalactic and too vast to ever know for sure.
  • intergalactic space probably isn't all that empty, either.
  • He discovers that the spacesuit has made alien contact and is propelled into an adventure of intergalactic proportions.
  • The sun and other stars as well as much of the intergalactic matter are in the plasma phase.
British Dictionary definitions for intergalactic


of, relating to, or existing between two or more galaxies: the dark clouds of intergalactic space
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Word Origin and History for intergalactic

1928, from inter- + galactic.

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