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Aeriform   Listen

Resembling air or having the form of air.  Synonym: airlike.
Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air.  Synonyms: aerial, aery, airy, ethereal.  "Aerial fancies" , "An airy apparition" , "Physical rather than ethereal forms"

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"Aeriform" Quotes from Famous Books

... magnitude. Also in different substances, when certain temperatures are attained by the application of fire, or other methods of heating, they undergo a change of form. Solids, at certain temperatures, are converted into liquids; and liquids, in like manner, when heated to certain degrees, become aeriform fluids or gases. These changes are familiar to every one in the ordinary phenomena attending water. Below the temperature of 32 deg. of the common thermometer, that substance exists in the solid form, and is called ice. Above that temperature it passes into the liquid state, and is ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. 19. No. 575 - 10 Nov 1832 • Various

Words linked to "Aeriform" :   gaseous, aerial, airy, airlike, insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal

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