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soft-land

[sawf-land, soft-] /ˈsɔfˌlænd, ˈsɒft-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact:
to soft-land the module on the planet's surface.
verb (used without object)
2.
to land slowly and without jarring impact:
The craft will soft-land on the moon.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
soft-lander, noun
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