Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An apparatus for extracting dust, smoke, microscopic germs, etc., from the air.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They took apart film equipment, my dashboard, the lining of the van, opened the hood, took out the air-filter, and went through every personal item that I own.

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  • More modern M-1A1 tanks, with integral anti-CW air-filter systems, are being shipped to the Persian Gulf from Western Europe where they had been prepositioned against the Soviet Union.

    The Wrong Tanks

  • So Oak Ridge is running its own air-filter tests this year.

    Pain Relief

  • And in Mexico City last week, scientists began testing mobile air-filter units they hope will Hoover pollution particles out of the capital's filthy air.

    Disregard That Giant Sucking Sound

  • Pieces inside the water heater can move around during transport, causing an air-filter door switch to malfunction, according to the CPSC.

    Tankless water heater recall

  • Pieces inside the water heater can move around during transport, causing an air-filter door switch to malfunction, according to the CPSC.

    Tankless water heater recall

  • Also, I'd have thought her filter would be more correctly called a water-filter (that which filters water), not an air-filter (that which filters air).

    HH Com 436

  • However, perhaps she actually normally breathes via water and yet lives above-ground - in which case airtight and air-filter would be correct.

    HH Com 436

  • If so, I might be able to improve things by investing in some of the various strange air-filter contraptions you can buy.

    Me versus the spores.

  • The CB Twister deploys a viscous type air-filter unit for good breathing, while its silencer-mounted catalytic converter launders emissions.

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