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Hyperbolick

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Hyperbólical.
Hyperbólick.
adj. [hyperbolique, French; from hyperbola.]
  1. Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of an hyperbola.

    Cancellated in the middle with squares, with triangles before, and behind with hyperbolick lines. Grew's Musæum.

    The horny or pellucid coat of the eye riseth up, as a hillock, above the convexity of the white of the eye, and is of an hyperbolical or parabolical figure. Ray on the Creation.

  2. [From hyperbole.] Exaggerating or extenuating beyond fact.

    It is parabolical, and probably hyperbolical, and therefore not to be taken in a strict sense. Boyle.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84) · Grew, Nehemiah (36) · Ray, John (59)

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