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compressed air

n.
Air under greater than atmospheric pressure, especially when used to power a mechanical device or to provide a portable supply of oxygen.
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compressed air

n
(General Physics) air at a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure: used esp as a source of power for machines
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compressed′ air′


n.
air compressed by mechanical means to a pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure.
[1660–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compressed air - air at a pressure greater than that of the atmospherecompressed air - air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere; "compressed air is often used to power machines"
compressed gas - gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant
air cushion - the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground
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Translations
هَواء مَضْغوط
stlačený vzduch
trykluft
sûrített levegõ
òrÿstiloft
stlačený vzduch
sıkıştırılmış hava

compressed air

nDruck- or Pressluft f
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compress

(kəmˈpres) verb
to press together; to force into a narrower space. All his belongings were compressed into a very small suitcase.
comˈpressible adjective
comˈpression (-ʃən) noun
compressed air
air which is at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Deep sea divers breathe compressed air.
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References in classic literature ?
It served as a reservoir for compressed air, which a valve, worked by a spring, allowed to escape into a metal tube.
He also had put on board an apparatus of compressed air very cleverly designed.
In this context, the AirAudit helped major industrial group in Carbon Credits, CSR and reducing cost of Compressed Air production, by advising on compressed air transmission according to ISO8573-1 standards and thereby, minimizing leaks and inappropriate uses of this costly utility.
Compressed Air is a major cost element in production of products in the textile value chain.
DipCAM is a qualification developed and awarded by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).
The ISO standard introduces a simple system of classification for the three main contaminants present in any compressed air system--particulate, water and oil.
Fortunately, indirect measurement approaches can be used to determine the aggregate compressed air leakage rate at a facility to within about 20% of the true value.
With this design, the resin to be dried is preheated in the upper part of the hopper via heated ambient air, while the actual drying process takes place in parallel to the lower part, using only about 30% of the compressed air required by "pure" compressed-air dryers at the same material throughput, according to FarragTech.
A packaged air compressor similar to that used in a factory system should be adequate to supply the compressed air. The cost of the equipment and adaption of the wind turbine support would be largely offset by the elimination of standby generation capacity.
They use compressed air, expanded to atmospheric pressure, creating dry process air with a low dew point.
Under the agreement, A10 Compressed Air Services is authorized to distribute a complete line of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment, including air compressors, air dryers, blowers, generators, breathing air purifiers, vacuum pumps and filtration accessories.