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'air' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'air'
1. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air
air war
air safety
air travel

'air' - used as a noun
2. a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
air pollution
a smell of chemicals in the air
open a window and let in some air
I need some fresh air
3. travel via aircraft
air travel involves too much waiting in airports
if you've time to spare go by air
4. the region above the ground
her hand stopped in mid air
he threw the ball into the air
5. medium for radio and television broadcasting
the program was on the air from 9 til midnight
6. a slight wind (usually refreshing)
as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
7. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
an air of mystery
the house had a neglected air
8. the mass of air surrounding the Earth
it was exposed to the air
9. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
she was humming an air from Beethoven
10. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

'air' - used as a verb
11. expose to fresh air
12. be broadcast
This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.
13. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
We cannot air this X-rated song
14. make public
She aired her opinions on welfare
15. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
Air linen
16. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
air the old winter clothes
air out the smoke-filled rooms

derived forms
1. Air / Plural
airs
2. Air / Past
aired
3. Air / Third Person
airs
4. Air / Present Participle
airing
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