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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Astral \As"tral\, a. [L. astralis, fr. astrum star, Gr. ?: cf. F. astral. See Star.] 1. Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars; starry; starlike. [1913 Webster] Shines only with an astral luster. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Some astral forms I must invoke by prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an aster; as, astral rays; astral sphere. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. (Theosophy) Consisting of, belonging to, or designating, a kind of supersensible substance alleged to be next above the tangible world in refinement; as, astral spirits; astral bodies of persons; astral current; the astral plane. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] Astral lamp, an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped reservoir in which the oil is contained. Astral spirits, spirits formerly supposed to live in the heavenly bodies or the a["e]rial regions, and represented in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead, or spirits originating in fire. [1913 Webster]