from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An apparatus for controlling, especially lowering, the temperature and humidity of an enclosed space.
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- n. A machine that is used to control temperature and humidity in an enclosed space.
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- n. a system that keeps air cool and dry
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Normally, the air in the Dolphin was cleaned and circulated throughout the ship every two minutes, but the giant 200-ton air conditioner responsible for this was a glutton for the electric power that drove it; and the electricians 'estimate was that the reserve of power in the standby battery, which alone could reactivate the nuclear power plant, was already dangerously low.
They saw a load of sealed-up air conditioner cartons, brand-new, serial numbers and everything, and they just assumed it was kosher.
Sandell quickly shut off his air conditioner to avoid sucking any noxious fumes into the cab.
Her curls shivered in the breeze from the air conditioner as she slumped bonelessly in the cradle of her seat, her lips parted on a soundless sigh, her sunglasses sliding askew down her lightly freckled nose.
With the air conditioner broken and the bright sunlight pouring in, it was swelteringly hot in the cab.
The air conditioner in DeeDee’s car was fighting a losing battle against the humidity.
Too hot outside, now too cold inside—the air conditioner had been preset to subarctic temperatures.