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Air that has been compressed to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure.
- ‘If more people knew that compressed air is solar energy, we would all be driving air cars now.’
- ‘When a measurement was to be made, the two halves were closed simultaneously by two pumps operated by compressed air and magnetic valves.’
- ‘I still say that his definition of compressed air as ‘solar power’ is quite wrong.’
- ‘However, understanding what happens to your body when you go under water and breathe compressed air can be essential to your future well-being.’
- ‘Here the water is atomised using high-pressure compressed air.’
- ‘The compressed air initiates the missile's gyroscopes and is used as the coolant for the infrared detectors.’
- ‘Explaining the process, the statement said compressed air pulses generated behind the vessel send sound waves deep into the earth.’
- ‘The pressure inside the hyperbaric chamber was achieved by compressed air.’
- ‘When the sensor is triggered, compressed air rapidly fills the air bags before the user hits the ground and reduces or prevents injury.’
- ‘In this way, the universe cools as it expands, much as compressed air in a scuba tank cools when it is released and allowed to expand.’
- ‘They treated the experimental tanks with varying concentrations of ozone or with compressed air containing little ozone.’
- ‘A sea lion cruised by me as I breathed compressed air ten metres under the surface of the sea near Victoria.’
- ‘It could take small samples in glass containers, balance them on a cushion of air, and send jets of compressed air that touched the outer surface.’
- ‘Microjets can be powered by compressed air, thermal bubbles, and even acoustic waves.’
- ‘A confined jet of compressed air pressurizes the inspiratory airflow.’
- ‘He asked them how they bought their energy and compressed air.’
- ‘Now with all the new plastics, even with thin wispy smoke you need compressed air breathing apparatus.’
- ‘There was also a compressor with compressed air, so the firefighters were kept well back from the flames.’
- ‘The root/soil system was pressurized with compressed air.’
- ‘As he did so a miniature grappling hook, powered by compressed air cylinders, launched itself into the air.’
compressed air/kəmˈprest e(ə)r/
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