venturi

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Etymology[edit]

After Giovanni Battista Venturi, Italian physicist.

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Noun[edit]

venturi (plural venturi)

  1. Short of venturi tube.
  2. The throat of a carburetor.
  3. (rare, pathology) A constriction in the flow of air to lungs.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      He’s at the age where mucus is a daily companion, a culture of mucus among the old, mucus in a thousand manifestations, appearing in clots by total surprise on a friend’s tablecloth, rimming his breath-passages at night in hard venturi, enough to darken the outlines of dreams and send him awake, pleading.

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Adjective[edit]

venturi

  1. Plural form of venturo

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Participle[edit]

ventūrī

  1. nominative masculine plural of ventūrus
  2. genitive masculine singular of ventūrus
  3. genitive neuter singular of ventūrus
  4. vocative masculine plural of ventūrus