Ballast

Bal"last

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ballasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ballasting.] 1. To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.
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2. To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.
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3. To keep steady; to steady, morally.
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'T is charity must ballast the heart.
Hammond.
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