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gas-operated

[gas-op-uh-rey-tid] /ˈgæsˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a firearm) using some of the exhaust gases to operate the action.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Most natural gas-operated pneumatic control systems can be replaced with instrument air.
  • Impulse testing is done using a gas-operated piston to accelerate a specimen into a specially designed target.

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