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pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \n-ˈma-tik, ny-\

: using air pressure to move or work

: filled with air

of a woman : having a body with full, pleasing curves

Full Definition of PNEUMATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or using gas (as air or wind):
a :  moved or worked by air pressure
b (1) :  adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air
(2) :  having air-filled cavities
2
:  of or relating to the pneuma :  spiritual
3
:  having a well-proportioned feminine figure; especially :  having a full bust
pneu·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pneu·ma·tic·i·ty \ˌnü-mə-ˈti-sə-tē, ˌnyü-\ noun
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Examples of PNEUMATIC

  1. The movie stars a pneumatic blonde.
  2. <a movie star who is remembered mainly as a pneumatic sex symbol of the 1950s>

Origin of PNEUMATIC

Latin pneumaticus, from Greek pneumatikos, from pneumat-, pneuma air, breath, spirit, from pnein to breathe — more at sneeze
First Known Use: 1659

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PNEUMATICITIES Defined for Kids

pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \n-ˈma-tik, ny-\

Definition of PNEUMATIC for Kids

1
:  moved or worked by air <a pneumatic drill>
2
:  made to hold or be inflated with compressed air <pneumatic tires>
Medical Dictionary

pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \n(y)-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of PNEUMATIC

:  of, relating to, or using gas (as air): as a :  moved or worked by air pressure b :  adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air c :  having air-filled cavities <pneumatic bone>
pneu·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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