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compressed air

air compressed, especially by mechanical means, to a pressure higher than the surrounding atmospheric pressure.
Origin of compressed air
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is compressed air in the blood and all through the body.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • compressed air or steam works the drill and the sledgehammer.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • Its use was attended by possible danger, but compressed air was not.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • It works by compressed air, and the clicking you 95hear is the motor.

  • We took the gas line off at the carburetor and blew it out with compressed air.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • We are in a bell of air, and it is this compressed air which stops the water from rising.

    Nobody's Boy Hector Malot
  • The valve motion is positive and not affected by moisture in compressed air.

    Expository Writing Mervin James Curl
  • What change in temperature will occur when compressed air is allowed to expand?

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The compressed air pushes open a valve on the tire and enters it.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for compressed air

compressed air

air at a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure: used esp as a source of power for machines
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