airless airless  /ˈɛr ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking fresh air

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Because the Tweel is airless, it is more rugged than a pneumatic tire and never goes flat.
  2. The only way to conduct the work was to get above that blinding blanket and look across clear, airless space.
  3. Students lived in airless cubicles, three to one windowless room, sleeping on the floor and cooking on charcoal burners.

News

  1. Police briefs

    A saw and airless spray painter were reported missing from a garage along the 1000 block of Beverly Hills Drive.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

  2. Turning Banville's books into movies

    Sir, - It is always a delight to read anything by John Banville, but I am devastated to think that while he considers a film set does have 'something of the airless intensity of the shrine of a sibyl', he feels his novels when finished 'give off not the breath of life but the whiff of decomposition' (Arts & Books, June 8th).
    on June 11, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

Quotes

  1. "The role was offered and I just did some research of who was involved and what their deal was because in television you're kind of trapped in an airless box, working very closely together with these people. And if the dynamics aren't right it can...
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Bruce Campbell Source: Macon Telegraph

  2. Bush said, "Some of you are here to see an 80-year-old dude, who tomorrow will strap on a helmet, zip up a flight suit and jump out of a perfectly good airless space vehicle while yelling at Father Time, 'Take this you old man!' Some of you are here...
    on Jun 13, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Texas A&M The Battalion

  3. "With children you need a lot of energy on the set, because sets can be rather airless and childish spirits can lose energy," says Thompson. "My job on set is to keep them energised, so it's an exhausting process, but the rewards are...
    on Mar 26, 2010 By: Emma Thompson Source: BBC News

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