Definition of airtight in English:

airtight

adjective

  • 1Not allowing air to escape or pass through.

    ‘an airtight box’
    • ‘It's hygienic, versatile, waterproof, airtight, cheap and of course durable.’
    • ‘The lightweight housing is made of magnesium alloy and is airtight, dustproof, waterproof and fully nitrogen purged.’
    • ‘The basic idea is to make an effectively airtight wall by sealing the exterior sheathing and the interior wall finish to the framing.’
    • ‘A small amount of sugar is added to the bottle before sealing it airtight.’
    • ‘Allow to cool slightly before storing in an airtight container or zip lock bag.’
    • ‘This completely enclosed the peltier in an airtight seal.’
    • ‘The treated grain (which is still looks like whole grain) is pitted and sealed in an airtight clamp.’
    • ‘She even sends them in an airtight bag to seal in freshness.’
    • ‘When applied directly onto the trailer bed, the linings form a permanent airtight and watertight seal that prevents rust and corrosion.’
    • ‘This means that coffee should be packed in an airtight foil laminated bag with a one-way air valve to allow the bag to de-gas.’
    • ‘It seemed as if we were a can of sardines sealed in an airtight container.’
    • ‘The foil is there largely for aesthetic reasons since the cork should provide an airtight seal and only a faulty one will allow any seepage of wine.’
    • ‘A small airtight box divided into sections with strips of cardboard is ideal.’
    • ‘In the meantime, practice good sanitation, keeping counters and floors clean and sealing food in airtight containers.’
    • ‘Because tubeless tires need to form an airtight seal, manufacturers must coat the inner walls of the tire with additional rubber.’
    • ‘Most modern stoves are airtight and allow the amount of combustion air that feeds the flame to be controlled.’
    • ‘The suitcases are sealed airtight and have huge orange labels attached to them.’
    • ‘A baby is placed inside a clear acrylic box, resembling an incubator, which creates an airtight seal around its chest.’
    • ‘For tubeless tires, it allows the bead to seat easier and helps form an airtight seal.’
    • ‘The specimens were then wrapped in gauze soaked in normal saline solution, sealed in an airtight bag, and frozen until the time of testing.’
    sealed, closed, shut tight, tight, impermeable, hermetically sealed
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    1. 1.1 Having no weaknesses; unassailable.
      ‘she had an airtight alibi’
      • ‘And the case we had against them was airtight.’
      • ‘They needed to provide key corporate information to remote users, but in a way that was airtight in its security.’
      • ‘Illingworth siblings do not exude that air; certainly Duke has motives for crime, though his alibi seems airtight.’
      • ‘Military officials insist their case for attacking the operation was airtight’
      • ‘The reason they did not try them is Hunter wanted an airtight case.’
      • ‘He had pulled off a big score recently, and with an airtight alibi he'd actually paid a couple of women to accompany him to Ibiza for a wild week while the heat died down.’
      • ‘The government has an airtight case and was definitely not behind the explosion.’
      • ‘The secrecy was airtight.’
      • ‘The defense no longer was airtight.’
      • ‘The case against flying is not so airtight.’
      • ‘The band, as could be expected for one that toured so much, was airtight in their performance, almost to the point of seeming robotic.’
      • ‘Their [Chevron's] IP portfolio of roughly 5,000 active records was airtight’
      • ‘Build an airtight business case for new IT investments.’
      • ‘The legislators in Hawaii had thought of that before I did and the law was airtight.’
      • ‘Well, my part in the whole mess was to stay up all night and research so our case was airtight when we went before the district court.’
      • ‘The Rockefeller interests were not in crisis, however: his monopoly was airtight.’
      • ‘The circle closed, and the irony was airtight.’
      • ‘Gays and lesbians will most likely be able to wed legally soon in Massachusetts following a landmark same-sex marriage ruling by the state's top court that experts said is airtight -- at least for now.’
      • ‘You cannot have airtight, foolproof countermeasures that would prevent incidents of kidnapping like this.’
      • ‘The case against the ex-deacon was airtight’
      indisputable, unquestionable, incontrovertible, undeniable, incontestable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, beyond question, beyond doubt
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Pronunciation

airtight

/ˈɛːtʌɪt/