aeriform

adjective
aer·i·form | \ ˈer-ə-ˌfȯrm \

Definition of aeriform 

1 : having the nature of air : gaseous

2 : lacking substance or real existence : intangible figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away —Thomas Carlyle

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First Known Use of aeriform

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aeriform

aer- + -iform

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