air entrainment


Definition of air entrainment

: the incorporation in concrete or mortar of minute air bubbles (as by addition of soap or grease) to increase resilience and resistance to wear and weathering

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Other Words from air entrainment

air-entrained adjective
Air-entrained concrete is generally easier to work with and can be used even if not specifically called for in the plans and specifications. — Gil L. Taylor, Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook, 2006

First Known Use of air entrainment

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Air entrainment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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