Pneumatic Definition

no͝o-mătĭk, nyo͝o-
Of or containing wind, air, or gases.
Webster's New World
Relating to respiration.
American Heritage Medicine
Worked by compressed air.
Pneumatic drill.
Webster's New World
Filled with compressed air.
Pneumatic tire.
Webster's New World
Having a full, shapely figure; often, specif., having large breasts.
Webster's New World

(Gnosticism) In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).


Origin of Pneumatic

  • From Latin pneumaticus, from Ancient Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, “relating to wind or air"), from πνεῦμα (pneuma, “wind, air, breath, spirit"), from πνέω (pneō, “I blow, breath").

    From Wiktionary

  • French pneumatique from Latin pneumaticus from Greek pneumatikos from pneuma pneumat- wind pneu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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