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compressed air


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Air under pressure. This may be used in tunnels to balance the pressure of water in the ground and so control groundwater. Compressed air is also widely used to drive machinery in mining and tunnelling operations, e.g. in rock drills and ventilation fans.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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