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air-breathe

[air-breeth] /ˈɛərˌbrið/
verb (used without object), air-breathed
[air-breeth d] /ˈɛərˌbriðd/ (Show IPA),
air-breathing.
1.
(of an engine, aircraft, missile, etc.) to take in air from the atmosphere to oxidize the fuel for combustion.
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Contemporary definitions for air-breathing
adjective

acquiring oxygen from the air

Examples

Tests have been completed on air-breathing rocket engines.

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