Definitions

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

  • adjective Impermeable by gas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sufficiently tight to prevent the escape of gas: frequently applied to stoppers or other appliances for closing bottles, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.

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  • adjective impermeable to gases

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

  • adjective not allowing air or gas to pass in or out

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Examples

  • The most important prerequisites. for airtight storage are gastight facilities.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Commandant of Auschwitz

  • 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.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • 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.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • When it passes over the wooden ring it is in contact with the envelope fabric and makes the junction gastight.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • 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.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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