adjective Date: 1760 1. impermeable to air or nearly so <
an airtight seal
2. a. having no noticeable weakness, flaw, or loophole <
an airtight argument
b. permitting no opportunity for an opponent to score <
an airtight defense
airtightness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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