air entrainment

noun

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

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. TaylorConstruction Codes and Inspection Handbook2006

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First Known Use of air entrainment

1949


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