pneumatic

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

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

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Other words from pneumatic

pneumatically \nu̇-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē, nyu̇- \ adverb
pneumaticity \ˌnü-mə-ˈti-sə-tē, ˌnyü- \ noun

Examples of pneumatic in a Sentence

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

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The exam rooms feature pneumatic chairs rather than the benches that patients now must hop up on. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 The exam rooms feature pneumatic chairs rather than the benches that patients now must hop up on. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 The exam rooms feature pneumatic chairs rather than the benches that patients now must hop up on. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 In 1894, while riding a pneumatic-tired safety around a track in Buffalo, New York, the racer John S. Johnson went a mile in just over one minute and thirty-five seconds, a rate of nearly thirty-eight miles an hour. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 The exam rooms feature pneumatic chairs rather than the benches that patients now must hop up on. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 Baseball mascots are idiotic by nature, but the Phanatic used a pneumatic hot dog gun to shoot hot dogs into the crowd. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Is it time for Time to get the Golden Moutza? Or will it be about Waters or water?," 29 June 2018 The exam rooms feature pneumatic chairs rather than the benches that patients now must hop up on. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 The officer, who was in an unmarked vehicle, observed about 50 people shooting the pneumatic weapons at one another Wednesday in the area of Cooper and Maufaut Streets on Detroit's east side. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit police to crack down on 'paintball wars'," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pneumatic

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for pneumatic

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

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pneumatic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pneumatic

: using air pressure to move or work

: filled with air

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

pneumatic

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

Kids Definition of pneumatic

1 : moved or worked by air a pneumatic drill

2 : made to hold or be inflated with compressed air pneumatic tires

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

Other words from pneumatic

pneumatically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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