from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To subject to, provide with, or ventilate by air conditioning.

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  • verb To mechanically cool a space or and entire structure.

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

  • verb equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
  • verb control the humidity and temperature of


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  • Most people do not have air-condition at home; they use electric fans, which are useless during power cuts.

    Global Voices in English » South Asia: Coping With The Heat And The Rolling Blackouts 2009

  • USA TODAY spent days and nights at home, combing through cable and syndicated offerings to unearth these nuggets — some obscure, some not — to air-condition the mind on those long, hot hours in your own living room.

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  • To be sure, there are and always have been environmental issues associated with energy development, but I wonder where the environmental lobby is going to get the power to air-condition its plush offices in Washington, D.C. We may just as well mail in the keys to our nation to Saudi Arabia if we are going to say "no" to all energy development.

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  • The energy required to air-condition American homes and retail spaces has doubled since the early 1990s.

    In the heat wave, the case against air conditioning Stan Cox 2010

  • We heat and air-condition unused rooms in oversized unpleasant houses.

    Seth Bauer: American Suburbia vs. the Planet 2010

  • And the electricity that they generate all goes to TEXAS and ARIZONA, where they air-condition JOHN MCCAIN'S & DUMBYA'S MANSIONS.

    Your Right Hand Thief 2008

  • Even taxiing at an airport with ash on the ground can clog air-condition systems and take a plane out of service for 36 hours.

    How One Airline Skirts the Ash Clouds 2010

  • " You can air condition a stadium, but I don ' t see how you can air-condition an entire country, " he said.

    Tiny Qatar Plots a Gigantic Upset Matthew Futterman 2010

  • Then again, air conditioners air-condition rooms, babysitters babysit, and, at least according to some dictionaries, caretakers caretake.

    Word Court 2007

  • In 2007, the New York Times wrung its hands because the worlds atmospheric scientists are concerned that the air-condition boom sweeping across Asia could lead to more serious problems with the ozone layer.25 The washing machine, which liberated mostly women from the arduous task of hand-washing clothes, is attacked for its consumption of energy and water and use with laundry detergent.26 Lawn mowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, and barbecue grills are all environmental targets.27

    Liberty and Tyranny Mark R. Levin 2009


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