pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \ nu̇-ˈma-tik , nyu̇- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pneumatic

1 :of, relating to, or using gas (such as air or wind):
a :moved or worked by air pressure
b (1) :adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air
(2) :having air-filled cavities
2 :of or relating to the pneuma :spiritual
3 :having a well-proportioned feminine figure; especially :having a full bust

pneumatically

play \nu̇-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē, nyu̇-\ adverb

pneumaticity

play \ˌnü-mə-ˈti-sə-tē, ˌnyü-\ noun

Examples of pneumatic in a Sentence

  1. The movie stars a pneumatic blonde.

  2. a movie star who is remembered mainly as a pneumatic sex symbol of the 1950s

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Origin and Etymology of pneumatic

Latin pneumaticus, from Greek pneumatikos, from pneumat-, pneuma air, breath, spirit, from pnein to breathe — more at sneeze

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PNEUMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

pneumatic

adjective

Definition of pneumatic for English Language Learners

  • : using air pressure to move or work

  • : filled with air

  • of a woman : having a body with full, pleasing curves


PNEUMATIC Defined for Kids

pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \ nu̇-ˈma-tik , nyu̇- \

Definition of pneumatic for Students

1 :moved or worked by air
  • a pneumatic drill
2 :made to hold or be inflated with compressed air
  • pneumatic tires

Medical Dictionary

pneumatic

adjective pneu·mat·ic \ n(y)u̇-ˈmat-ik \

medical Definition of pneumatic

:of, relating to, or using gas (as air): as
a :moved or worked by air pressure
b :adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air
c :having air-filled cavities
  • pneumatic bone

pneumatically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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