air-tight

airtight

[air-tahyt]
adjective
1.
preventing the entrance or escape of air or gas.
2.
having no weak points or openings of which an opponent may take advantage: an airtight contract.

Origin:
1750–60; air1 + tight

airtightly, adverb
airtightness, noun
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airtight (ˈɛəˌtaɪt)
 
adj
1.  not permitting the passage of air either in or out
2.  having no weak points; rigid or unassailable: this categorization is hardly airtight

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airtight
"impervious to air," 1760, from air (1) + tight. Fig. sense of "incontrovertible" (of arguments, alabis, etc.) is from 1929.
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