air-con·​di·​tion ˌer-kən-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce air-condition (audio)
air-conditioned; air-conditioning; air-conditions

transitive verb

: to equip (something, such as a building or vehicle) with an apparatus for washing air and controlling its humidity and temperature
also : to subject (air) to these processes
air-conditioned adjective
an air-conditioned building/room/car
air conditioner noun
air-conditioning noun

Examples of air-condition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If someone is experiencing heat exhaustion or cramps, they should be moved to a cooler place, ideally air-conditioned, and should drink water every 15 minutes. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 13 Mar. 2024 Most of the house is air-conditioned, but because it’s also designed for indoor-outdoor living, Rouillón also took into account thermodynamics. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2024 And perhaps most importantly, each center is air-conditioned. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 15 Jan. 2024 The individual pods are air-conditioned and can hold 40 passengers each during the 30-minute ride. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 3 Oct. 2023 When the Teamsters union ratified a contract with United Parcel Service in August, one of the postal service’s biggest competitors, one of the stipulations was that every new UPS vehicle bought, starting in 2024, would be air-conditioned. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 Fulton’s fleet is about 17% air-conditioned, district leaders said. Leon Stafford, ajc, 28 Aug. 2023 Superintendent Bob Longworth said the district’s main campus is not air-conditioned now. Fox19 Now, The Enquirer, 21 Aug. 2023 How to stay safe during a heat wave Authorities strongly advise residents and visitors who don't have access to cool or air-conditioned spaces to limit their heat exposure. Sara Chernikoff, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2023

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Word History


back-formation from air conditioning

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air-condition was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Air-condition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to equip with a device for cleaning air and controlling its humidity and temperature
air conditioner
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