• IPA: /n(j)ʊˈmæ.tɪk/


  1. Of, relating to, or resembling air or other gases
  2. Of or relating to pneumatics
  3. Powered by, or filled with, compressed air
    a pneumatic instrument or engine
  4. (zoology) Having cavities filled with air
    pneumatic cells or bones
  5. Spiritual; of or relating to the pneuma
  6. (of a woman) well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy
    • 1932 Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (chapter 6)
      "Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs.
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pneumatic (plural pneumatics)

  1. (dated) A vehicle, such as a bicycle, whose wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres.
  2. (gnosticism) In the gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man, the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).

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