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in the air

Definition of in the air

  1. 1 :  felt or sensed by many people <There was a great sense of anticipation in the air as game time approached.>

  2. 2 :  expected to happen soon <Many changes are in the air.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  breath

    :  the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

    :  a light breeze

  1. :  to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing :  ventilate

    :  to expose to public view or bring to public notice

    :  to transmit by radio or television


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