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liquid air

noun
1.
a pale blue, intensely cold liquid, obtained by the compression and cooling of air: used as a source of oxygen, nitrogen, and inert gases, and as a refrigerant.
Origin of liquid air
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • As when a tree shoots up with gentle dews into the liquid air.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • Air diminishes to about 1/800 of its volume on changing to liquid air.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Nadine's enjoyment in this liquid air had been suddenly extinguished.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • liquid air is lighter than water, upon which it consequently will float.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • A great deal of that gas comes from liquid air or is separated by the aid of it.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • You see the oxygen in liquid air is free to join with carbon.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • “Powerful stuff, liquid air and carbon,” the boy said to himself.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • What would happen if you pumped a quantity of liquid air into a football?

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • Now for the inevitable question: Of what use is liquid air likely to be?

  • Every gallon of liquid air has been produced at the expense of work of some kind.

British Dictionary definitions for liquid air

liquid air

noun
1.
air that has been liquefied by cooling. It is a pale blue and consists mainly of liquid oxygen (boiling pt: –182.9°C) and liquid nitrogen (boiling pt: –195.7°C): used in the production of pure oxygen, nitrogen, and the inert gases, and as a refrigerant
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