air-breathing

adjective
air-breath·​ing | \ ˈer-ˌbrē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce air-breathing (audio) \

Definition of air-breathing

: of, employing, or being an engine that requires air for combustion

First Known Use of air-breathing

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Air-breathing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-breathing. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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