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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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The Megadoor system was able to satisfy those requirements with its sealing design that allows only minimal air infiltration.
The effect of mean, maximal, and minimal air temperature in August and September was significant only in one or two sites.
Eighty-five percent of the spaces are handled by natural ventilation in conjunction with several original exhaust fans, which was the original design used to provide the minimal air changes required.
A faulty power strip is blamed for starting the blaze - which caused extensive heat and smoke damage to the home's interior but was slow to spread because of minimal air circulation, Santa Clara Fire Department Capt.
I made the call to stay at Homestead, which had an ideal runway for our situation (11,000 by 300 feet) and minimal air traffic.
* Type 214 clear quartz tubing and rod offers minimal air lines and inclusions, and are often chosen for wafer production due to excellent dimensional stability.
shop airline and has minimal air consumption requirements.
"Since the volcano was under magma pressure during the eruption, we were able to collect pristine samples of the volcanic gases, with minimal air contamination," said Tobias Fischer, volcanologist at the University of New Mexico.
"The tunnel is about 15 metres below ground level, a square-like compartmentalised path, with minimal air to breathe, and the possibility of attack from Israel or Egypt anytime," Abu Ahmad described his tunnel.
It was unfit for the two elder women to get into, to be dragged around 100 metres below ground level, and then walk for around 20 minutes in a square-like compartmentalized path, with minimal air to breathe, and the possibility of attack.
"A property designed and sized system, which is installed with minimal air Leakage, facilitates a smooth operation," agrees Jamison Scott, Air Handling Systems' director of marketing.
* A cooling design that utilizes a ducted back channel to pass cooling air over heat sinks (with minimal air passing through the electronics area).
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