compressed air

noun

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 Try Blow-Off, which is a compressed air duster for keyboards. USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 An alternative method for fixing dents in plastic car body parts uses heat and compressed air from a can. Jeff Harper, chicagotribune.com, 11 Mar. 2021 All that’s needed for their use is a 110-volt plug and a compressed air supply. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 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, 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, 31 Mar. 2020 Avoid cans of compressed air though, as the pressure can interfere with the insides of your phone. David Nield, Popular Science, 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, 12 Aug. 2019 The recommendation to avoid other cleaning products, like Purell or compressed air, still applies. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, 17 Mar. 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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16 May 2021

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“Compressed air.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressed%20air. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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compressed air

noun
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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