Definition of Vacuum in English :

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Vacuum meaning in English

Meaning of Vacuum in English

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1. vacuity, vacuum

the absence of matter

2. emptiness, vacancy, vacuum, void

an empty area or space

Example Sentences:
'the huge desert voids'
'the emptiness of outer space'
'without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum'

3. vacuity, vacuum

a region that is devoid of matter

4. vacuum, vacuum cleaner

an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


5. hoover, vacuum, vacuum-clean

clean with a vacuum cleaner

Example Sentences:
'vacuum the carpets'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural vacuums or vacua (ˈvækjʊə )
a region containing no matter; free space
Compare plenum (sense 3)
a region in which gas is present at a low pressure
the degree of exhaustion of gas within an enclosed space
a high vacuum
a perfect vacuum
a sense or feeling of emptiness
her departure left a vacuum in my life
5.  short for vacuum cleaner
6. (modifier)
of, containing, measuring, producing, or operated by a low gas pressure
a vacuum tube
a vacuum brake
to clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner
to vacuum a carpet

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nounWord forms: plural ˈvacuums or ˈvacua (ˈvækjuə ; vakˈyo̅oə)
a space with nothing at all in it; completely empty space
an enclosed space, as that inside a vacuum tube, out of which most of the air or gas has been taken, as by pumping
the degree to which pressure has been brought below atmospheric pressure
a space left empty by the removal or absence of something usually found in it; void
often used figuratively
4.  US
vacuum cleaner
of a vacuum
used to make a vacuum
having a vacuum; partially or completely exhausted of air or gas
working by suction or the creation of a partial vacuum
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to clean with a vacuum cleaner
: in full ˈvacuˈum-clean

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see synonyms of vacuum
n. pl. vac·uums or vac·u·a (-y-ə)
a. Absence of matter.
b. A space empty of matter.
c. A space relatively empty of matter.
d. A space in which the pressure is significantly lower than atmospheric pressure.
2. A state of emptiness; a void.
3. A state of being sealed off from external or environmental influences; isolation.
4. pl. vac·uums A vacuum cleaner.
1. Of, relating to, or used to create a vacuum.
2. Containing air or other gas at a reduced pressure.
3. Operating by means of suction or by maintaining a partial vacuum.
tr. & intr.v. vac·uumed, vac·uum·ing, vac·uums
To clean with or use a vacuum cleaner.

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