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atmosphere

noun (AIR)    /ˈæt.mə.sfɪər/ US  /-sfɪr/
the atmosphere B2 [S] the mixture of gases around the Earth : These factories are releasing toxic gases into the atmosphere.The Earth and outer space - general words [C] a mixture of gases that surrounds any planet : the search for planets with a breathable atmosphereSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical B2 [S] the air that you breathe in a place : The atmosphere in the room was so stuffy I could hardly breathe . A few plants in an office will improve the atmosphere.The Earth and outer space - general words
(Definition of atmosphere noun (AIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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