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gastight

[gas-tahyt] /ˈgæsˌtaɪt/
adjective
1.
not penetrable by a gas.
2.
not admitting a given gas under a given pressure.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; gas + tight
Related forms
gastightness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gas-tight

gastight

/ˈɡæsˌtaɪt/
adjective
1.
not allowing gas to enter or escape
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