compressed air


Definition of compressed air

: air under pressure greater than that of the atmosphere

Examples of compressed air in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All that’s needed for their use is a 110-volt plug and a compressed air supply. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "New Cleveland company gets federal approval to produce ventilators during coronavirus pandemic," 14 Apr. 2020 Speed up that slow computer Routine maintenance, such as cleaning out your computer with a can of compressed air, is a good way to unclog fans and clear circuit boards. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era," 17 Apr. 2020 To give it a just-like-new look, refresh air vents with a spritz of compressed air and wipe down the dashboard with a cloth wet with an all-purpose cleaner like Car Guys Super Cleaner. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Car's Interior Like a Pro, Including Dirty Car Seats," 31 Mar. 2020 Avoid cans of compressed air though, as the pressure can interfere with the insides of your phone. David Nield, Popular Science, "Your smartphone is gross. Learn how to clean it properly.," 27 Mar. 2020 One possible solution: use the energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines to pump compressed air into an immense salt cavern in Utah. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Cal Inc.: No, Mr. President, China isn’t paying your tariffs. We are," 12 Aug. 2019 The recommendation to avoid other cleaning products, like Purell or compressed air, still applies. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Here's How to Keep Your Phone Clean — But Keep Washing Your Hands, Too," 17 Mar. 2020 Both Forte and Apple experts recommend holding your laptop at a 75 degree angle and using a can of compressed air to ensure all flyaway debris that's become lodged between keys are blown away before wiping it down any further. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean and Disinfect Your Laptop Screen," 13 Mar. 2020 However, Benjamin devised a way to recycle some of the compressed air used to propel a shot back into the action. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "The 12 Best Air Guns of 2020," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of compressed air

1669, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of compressed air was in 1669

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4 Jun 2020

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“Compressed air.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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compressed air

com·​pressed air | \ kəm-ˌprest-ˈa(ə)r, käm-, -ˈe(ə)r How to pronounce compressed air (audio) \

Medical Definition of compressed air

: air under pressure greater than that of the atmosphere

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