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airless

[ air-lis ]
/ ˈɛər lɪs /
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adjective
lacking air.
that is without fresh air; stuffy: a dark, airless hallway.
that is without a breeze; still: an airless July day.
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Origin of airless

First recorded in 1595–1605; air1 + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM airless

air·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for airless

airless
/ (ˈɛəlɪs) /

adjective
lacking fresh air; stuffy or sultry
devoid of air

Derived forms of airless

airlessness, noun
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