American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impermeable by gas.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sufficiently tight to prevent the escape of gas: frequently applied to stoppers or other appliances for closing bottles, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.
- adj. not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
“The most important prerequisites. for airtight storage are gastight facilities.”
“The digesters of such plants are usually made of masonry, with paraffin or bituminous paint applied to the gas-flled area in order to make it gastight.”
“Experience had shown that the preparation of prussic acid called Cyclon B caused death with far greater speed and certainty, especially if the rooms were kept dry and gastight and closely packed with people, and provided they were fitted with as large a number of intake vents as possible.”
“Owing to diffusion gas escapes with extraordinary rapidity, and if the fabric used is not absolutely gastight the air finds its way in where the gas has escaped.”
“The faults requiring remedy were, firstly, the upper cross stays, which buckled in flight owing to insufficient strength for the length of the hull; secondly, the gasbags were not sufficiently gastight and, thirdly, the power of the engines were not sufficient for such a heavy ship.”
“To render them completely gastight and as impervious to the action of the weather, sun, etc., as possible, five coats of dope are applied externally, two coats of Delta dope, two of aluminium dope and one of aluminium varnish applied in that order.”
“This overlap is sewn and taped on to the envelope and forms a seam as strong and gastight as any other portion of the envelope.”
“When it passes over the wooden ring it is in contact with the envelope fabric and makes the junction gastight.”
“If anything, only the samples themselves are stored in gastight purged containers. particularly like the bit where the interns in question laid the moonrocks down and a mattress and screwed on top of them, thereby making the contamination of the spent samples even worse.”
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