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air system

noun
1.
a system of refrigeration utilizing air as a coolant.
2.
any group of devices operated or controlled by air under pressure or vacuum.
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  • The air system gradually cleared away the smoke, but the Med Ship still reeked of wood-smoke smells.

    The Hate Disease William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Nelsen attached the oxygen flask to his air system for a while, relieving the drain on his battery.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • By turning a valve, he could release it into his air system.

    Duel on Syrtis Poul William Anderson
  • The Group had assumed that the air system would be used throughout the ship.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • A lighted green bulb above the door showed that the air system was on.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley

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