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Adj.1.Air-tight - having no weak pointsair-tight - having no weak points; "an airtight defense"; "an airtight argument"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
2.Air-tight - not allowing air or gas to pass in or outair-tight - not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
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I quite long to be among them, sometimes, of the winter evenings; for it is but dull business for a lonesome elderly man, like me, to be nodding, by the hour together, with no company but his air-tight stove.
These are then placed in the almost air-tight incubators to be hatched by the sun's rays after a period of another five years.
But they must have been air-tight to judge from the fair preservation of some of their contents.
And at last, in one of the really air-tight cases, I found a box of matches.
In one place I suddenly found myself near the model of a tin-mine, and then by the merest accident I discovered, in an air-tight case, two dynamite cartridges
It can't come through the stone door, for it's air-tight, if ever a door was.
It keeps finely, being preserved in my air-tight chest.
A general revolution was evidently going on in the green-room, for the dark damask curtains were seen bundling away in Phebe's arms; the air-tight stove retiring to the cellar on Ben's shoulder; and the great bedstead going up garret in a fragmentary state, escorted by three bearers.
In an air-tight enclosure, then, after a certain time, all the oxygen of the air will be replaced by the carbonic acid-- a gas fatal to life.
You know how all the garden was sealed up like an air-tight chamber," went on the doctor.
He stepped into the sober, silent, air-tight house--one might have fancied it to have been stifled by Mutes in the Eastern manner--and the door, closing again, seemed to shut out sound and motion.
Air-tight construction leads to problems of its own, not the least of which is inefficient kitchen exhaust systems.