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Definition of: Cartesian devil

A hollow figure partly filled with air, and immersed in water in a glass jar, the jar being provided with an elastic cover, by pressure upon which the immersed figure is made to sink, rising again when the pressure is removed: sometimes called bottle imp. Also Cartesian diver, Cartesian imp.

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