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min·i·mal air

the volume of gas that remains in the lungs and cannot be expelled after they have been removed from the body, or after the chest has been opened.

minimal air

The small volume of air trapped in the alveoli when lungs collapse.
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Hand-tuned, the paper-thin reed allows the call to sing with minimal air.
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The effect of mean, maximal, and minimal air temperature in August and September was significant only in one or two sites.
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