having the form or nature of air; gaseous.
Warm dry air, especially when in motion, promotes the aeriform transpiration, by favouring evaporation.
The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland
According to the views we have mentioned, we must ascribe life to a gas, that is, to an aeriform body.
A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Personally I prefer the aeriform fluid in front of the curtain.
Nat Goodwin’s Book Nat C. Goodwin
For it must apparently have formed part of an aeriform mass in which they were immersed at an earlier stage of their history.
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
What is the cause of bodies being either solid, liquid, or aeriform?
A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery Benziger Brothers
having the form of air; gaseous
the science of combined with that of aerodynamics and dealing primarily with the motion through the atmosphere of rockets, guided missiles, and other projectiles. noun (functioning as sing) the ballistics of projectiles dropped, launched, or fired from aircraft
a person who performs aerobatics.
the study of the dispersion of airborne biological materials, as pollen, spores, microorganisms, or viruses. noun the study of airborne organisms, spores, etc aerobiology (âr’ō-bī-ŏl’ə-jē) The scientific study of the sources, dispersion, and effects of airborne biological materials, such as pollen, spores, and microorganisms.
(of a spacecraft or satellite) to reduce velocity by taking advantage of a planet’s atmospheric drag.