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See also: pneumàtic
- pneumatick (obsolete)
From Latin pneumaticus, from Ancient Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikós, “relating to wind or air”), from πνεῦμα (pneûma, “wind, air, breath, spirit”), from πνέω (pnéō, “I blow, breath”).
pneumatic (comparative more pneumatic, superlative most pneumatic)
- Of, relating to, or resembling air or other gases
- Of or relating to pneumatics
- Powered by, or filled with, compressed air
- a pneumatic instrument or engine
- (zoology) Having cavities filled with air
- pneumatic cells or bones
- Spiritual; of or relating to the pneuma
- (of a woman) well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy
- 1932, Aldous Huxley, chapter 6, in Brave New World, London: Chatto & Windus:
- "Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs.
- (resembling air): aereous, airy, gaseous; See also Thesaurus:gaseous
- (relating to pneumatics):
- (powered by compressed air):
- (having cavities filled with air):
- (spiritual): pneumenous
- (of a woman): See Thesaurus:voluptuous
of or relating to air or other gases
of or relating to pneumatics
powered by, or filled with compressed air
zoology: having cavities filled with air
spiritual: of or relating to the pneuma
of a woman: well-rounded
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pneumatic (plural pneumatics)
- (dated) A vehicle, such as a bicycle, whose wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres.
- (Gnosticism) In the gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man, the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).
person focused on spiritual reality
- “pneumatic”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- pneumatic at OneLook Dictionary Search
From French pneumatique, from Latin pneumaticus.
pneumatic m or n (feminine singular pneumatică, masculine plural pneumatici, feminine and neuter plural pneumatice)
Declension of pneumatic
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