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lacking air.
that is without fresh air; stuffy:
a dark, airless hallway.
that is without a breeze; still:
an airless July day.
Contemporary Examples

Olowu had gotten tired of the Fashion Week slog of runway shows and models posing statically in airless rooms.
Designer Duro Olowu Mixes Fashion and Art in Pop-Up Exhibition Robin Givhan February 11, 2012

Historical Examples

The station was open and airless as Harvest Moon had been before the humans got there.
Legacy James H Schmitz

It was comfortable, airless, flowerless, with gravy-coloured walls.
The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley

In that hot, airless hole, what would I have not given for a draught of pure water!
The Voodoo Gold Trail Walter Walden

I hear the hungry oaths of men; and love kisses in the airless night.
The Little Dream (Second Series Plays) John Galsworthy

The fire burns lower, the night wears on; outside an airless, misty moonlight hangs over park and field.
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

The main floor, big as an armory, airless as a tomb, swarmed with dancers.
The Best Short Stories of 1915 Various

The fire burns lower, the night wears on; outside, an airless, misty moonlight lies over park and field.
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

But the silence of the airless night was deep and large all about him.
In the Wilderness Robert Hichens

Beyond the transparent facing of my prison cell stretches an airless void.
Spacewrecked on Venus Neil R. Jones

lacking fresh air; stuffy or sultry
devoid of air


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