One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of the form or nature of a gas; gaseous. Now chiefly historical.
2Figurative. Insubstantial, intangible, unreal.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Kirwan (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist. From classical Latin āēr air + -iform, after French aériforme. Compare Italian aeriforme.
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