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aeriform


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aeriform  \A"["e]r*i*form\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  a["e]r  air  +  -form: 
  cf  F.  a['e]riforme.] 
  Having  the  form  or  nature  of  air,  or  of  an  elastic  fluid; 
  gaseous.  Hence  fig.:  Unreal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeriform 
  adj  1:  resembling  air  or  having  the  form  of  air  [syn:  {airlike}] 
  2:  characterized  by  lightness  and  insubstantiality;  as 
  impalpable  or  intangible  as  air;  "figures  light  and 
  aeriform  come  unlooked  for  and  melt  away"-  Thomas  Carlyle; 
  "aerial  fancies";  "an  airy  apparition";  "physical  rather 
  than  ethereal  forms"  [syn:  {aerial},  {airy},  {aery},  {ethereal}] 




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