air entrainment

noun

: 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. Taylor, Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook, 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air entrainment was in 1949

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“Air entrainment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20entrainment. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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