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air conditioner

Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system that keeps air cool and dry

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Examples

  • 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.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • They saw a load of sealed-up air conditioner cartons, brand-new, serial numbers and everything, and they just assumed it was kosher.

    Killing Floor

  • Sandell quickly shut off his air conditioner to avoid sucking any noxious fumes into the cab.

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  • 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.

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  • With the air conditioner broken and the bright sunlight pouring in, it was swelteringly hot in the cab.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • The air conditioner in DeeDee’s car was fighting a losing battle against the humidity.

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  • Too hot outside, now too cold inside—the air conditioner had been preset to subarctic temperatures.

    Paradise General

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