- compressed airn.air held under pressure in a container: the force generated when the air is released is used to operate machines, tools, etc.
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Compressed air — is air which is kept under a certain pressure, usually greater than that of the atmosphere. In Europe, 10 percent of all electricity used by industry is used to produce compressed air, amounting to 80 terawatt hours consumption per year.… … Wikipedia
compressed air — air compressed, esp. by mechanical means, to a pressure higher than the surrounding atmospheric pressure. [1660 70] * * * Air reduced in volume and held under pressure. Force from compressed air is used to operate numerous tools and instruments,… … Universalium
compressed air — compressed′ air′ n. phs air compressed by mechanical means to a pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure • Etymology: 1660–70 … From formal English to slang
compressed air — ► NOUN ▪ air that is at more than atmospheric pressure … English terms dictionary
compressed air — noun air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere compressed air is often used to power machines • Hypernyms: ↑compressed gas • Hyponyms: ↑air cushion … Useful english dictionary
compressed air — suslėgtasis oras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compressed air; heavy air vok. Druckluft, f; Preßluft, f rus. сжатый воздух, m pranc. air comprimé, m … Fizikos terminų žodynas
compressed air — suslėgtas oras statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Įvairaus suslėgimo laipsnio oras, naudojamas technologiniams tikslams. Suslegiama kompresoriais, kai reikia gauti >0,3 MPa slėgį; mažesniu slėgiu suslegia ventiliatoriai ir… … Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
compressed air — air which has been pressurized, high pressure air … English contemporary dictionary
compressed air — com·pressed air kəm .prest a(ə)r, käm , e(ə)r n air under pressure greater than that of the atmosphere … Medical dictionary
compressed air — /kəmˌprɛst ˈɛə/ (say kuhm.prest air) noun air, under a higher than atmospheric pressure, the expansive force of which is used to operate drills, brakes, etc … Australian English dictionary