Origin of pneumatic
Related Words for pneumaticaerial, atmospheric, blowy, breezy, exposed, fresh, gaseous, gusty, light, lofty, vaporous, ventilated, windy, drafty, out-of-doors, uncluttered, well-ventilated
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Contemporary Examples of pneumatic
My current wife has no need for a jealous bone in her pneumatic body.Charles Saatchi Answers Your Questions
The Daily Beast
May 31, 2010
Historical Examples of pneumatic
Regulators, Dynamometers, Pneumatic and Hydraulic machinery.
It is proposed to transport passengers by means of the pneumatic tunnel.
There was a sharp, distinct snap of a pneumatic pistol, and the thud of a bullet.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
In 1772 he published his first paper on Pneumatic Chemistry.Priestley in America
Edgar F. Smith
He made a kind of pneumatic engine, by which he guessed the elasticity of the air.Letters on England
- of or relating to the soul or spirit
- of or relating to the Holy Ghost or other spiritual beings
Word Origin for pneumatic
1650s, from Latin pneumaticus "of the wind, belonging to the air," from Greek pneumatikos "of wind or air" (which is attested mainly as "of spirit, spiritual"), from pneuma (genitive pneumatos) "the wind," also "breath" (see pneuma). Earlier was pneumatical (c.1600).