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[ air-lis ]


  1. lacking air.
  2. that is without fresh air; stuffy:

    a dark, airless hallway.

  3. that is without a breeze; still:

    an airless July day.


/ ˈɛəlɪs /


  1. lacking fresh air; stuffy or sultry
  2. devoid of air

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Derived Forms

  • ˈairlessness, noun

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Other Words From

  • airless·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of airless1

First recorded in 1595–1605; air 1 + -less

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Example Sentences

London Jo says JOCO’s bikes are made with safety-critical features, like hidden cables to make them less susceptible to vandalism, puncture-proof airless tires and bike-tracking, provided by Vulog’s backend.

“What I learned from this paper is that if we played football in an airless environment, the game’s going to look very different,” says Ainissa Ramirez.

The study emphasizes how much researchers still have to learn about the world that looms large in our sky, which has a lot going on for an airless body.

A glittering spectacle of British pomp and majesty it may be, but the clothes are rather tight, and the room is somewhat airless.

This dispassionate examination of youthful passion is encased in a rather airless narrative structure.

Olowu had gotten tired of the Fashion Week slog of runway shows and models posing statically in airless rooms.

By stopping and stewing in a perfectly airless state-room 292 I seem to have got rid of the pleurisy.

No vegetables except moss and toadstool-like productions could exist in that airless and pestiferous region.

The night was hot and airless, and we sat out on the verandah, and talked of many things.

The day that was soon to melt into evening had been sultry, the class-rooms airless, their tasks fatiguing.

In the airless, bow-windowed room, upon the untidy sofa where he had left her, his wife was lying dead.


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