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Definition of the adjective aeriform

What does aeriform mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. resembling air or having the form of air
  2. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Alternative definition of the adjective aeriform


  1. Pertaining to air, or having a form similar to that of air.
  2. Light, unsubstantial, or unstable.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Aeriform carbonic acid. Genus II. Muriatic acid. 1. Aeriform muriatic acid. Genus III. Sulphuric acid.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1882)

by Henry Watts

The term gas, now commonly applied to aeriform substances, was introduced about the middle of the seventeenth century by Van Helmont ; but its general use, even in scientific language, is of much more recent date. Strictly speaking, a gas is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

All air was considered as a uniform, homogeneous substance, till about the middle of the last century, when it was discovered that there existed at least as great differences among aeriform as among fluid substances. Accustomed, however, to ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

Aeriform carbonic acid. Genus II. Muriatic acid. 1. Aeriform muriatic acid. Genus III. Sulphuric acid. 1. Aeriform sulphuric acid. 2.

Google previewA dictionary of the wonders of art (1803)

by Dictionary

All aeriform fluids, when dilated, occupy about two hundred times more space than before. If a quantity of any kind of gunpowder is exploded in a cannon, or other sort of fire-arms, ths powder is instantly decomposed ; the water of the saltpetre, ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

Aeriform fluid. Elastic vapour. By the word gaz, we distinguish a permanently elastic aeriform fluid, or substance winch has the appearance of air ; that is to say , it is transparent, ela>tic, ponderable, invisible, (oxygenated muna.ic acid gas, and ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The Sick of Aggregation in which all bodies exist, is either Solid, Liquid, or Aeriform...

The aeriform substances agree in all the Properties hitherto attributed to liquids: they are strictly fluid, and enjoy this pr0perty in a higher degree than the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

When liquids are heated, the first effect is expansion ; but if the application of heat be continued, they assume the aeriform state, or pass into vapour ; and when the caloric is abstracted, they again assume the liquid form. When water is heated ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

The Slate of Aggregation in which all bodies exist, is either Solid, Liquid, or Aeriform ; the two latter are both comprised under the general term Fluid. As these states are Physically different, so are the effects produced upon them by the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical (1862)

Embracing Its Application to the Arts, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Geology, Medicine, and Pharmacy

AERIFORM BODIES. Chan. Phytics. Undies exist in 3 states, as solids, liquids, or aeriform bodies.and the last are divided into vapors and gases. Vapors are characterized by the readiness with which they return to a liquid or solid state at or ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1R1I1F4O1R1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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