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1. of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas);
- Example: "pneumatic drill"
- Example: "pneumatic tire"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pneumatic \Pneu*mat"ic\, n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires. [archaic] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Pneumatic
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pneumatic \Pneu*mat"ic\, Pneumatical \Pneu*mat"ic*al\, a. [L. pneumaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, wind, air, ? to blow, breathe; cf. OHG. fnehan: cf. F. pneumatique. Cf. Pneumonia.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid. [1913 Webster] The pneumatical substance being, in some bodies, the native spirit of the body. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics; as, pneumatic experiments. "Pneumatical discoveries." --Stewart. [1913 Webster] 3. Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air; as, a pneumatic instrument; a pneumatic engine. [1913 Webster] 4. (Biol.) Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air; as, pneumatic cells; pneumatic bones. [1913 Webster] 5. Adapted for containing compressed air; inflated with air; as, a pneumatic cushion; a pneumatic tire, a tire formed of an annular tube of flexible fabric, as India rubber, suitable for being inflated with air. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Pneumatic action, or Pneumatic lever (Mus.), a contrivance for overcoming the resistance of the keys and other movable parts in an organ, by causing compressed air from the wind chest to move them. Pneumatic dispatch, a system of tubes, leading to various points, through which letters, packages, etc., are sent, by the flow and pressure of air. Pneumatic elevator, a hoisting machine worked by compressed air. Pneumatic pile, a tubular pile or cylinder of large diameter sunk by atmospheric pressure. Pneumatic pump, an air-exhausting or forcing pump. Pneumatic railway. See Atmospheric railway, under Atmospheric. Pneumatic syringe, a stout tube closed at one end, and provided with a piston, for showing that the heat produced by compressing a gas will ignite substances. Pneumatic trough, a trough, generally made of wood or sheet metal, having a perforated shelf, and used, when filled with water or mercury, for collecting gases in chemical operations. Pneumatic tube. See Pneumatic dispatch, above. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pneumatic adj 1: of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas); "pneumatic drill"; "pneumatic tire"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

109 Moby Thesaurus words for "pneumatic": Junoesque, aerial, aeriform, aerodynamic, aerographic, aerologic, aeromechanical, aerophysical, aerostatic, aerotechnical, aery, agreeable, airish, airlike, airy, alfresco, amply endowed, atmospheric, bagging, baggy, ballooning, becoming, bellying, billowing, billowy, bloated, bonny, bosomy, braw, breezy, built, built for comfort, bulbose, bulbous, bulging, bumped, bumpy, bunched, bunchy, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, comely, curvaceous, curvy, distended, ethereal, exposed, fair, fuming, fumy, gaseous, gasified, gasiform, gaslike, gassy, goddess-like, good-looking, goodly, hillocky, hummocky, light, likely, lovely to behold, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, moutonnee, open-air, oxyacetylene, oxygenous, ozonic, personable, pleasing, pneumatological, potbellied, pouching, presentable, reeking, reeky, roomy, rounded, shapely, sightly, slender, smoking, smoky, stacked, statuesque, steaming, steamy, swelling, tropospheric, vaporing, vaporish, vaporlike, vaporous, vapory, verrucated, verrucose, warty, well-built, well-favored, well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked