[ US /ˈvækjum/ ]
[ UK /vˈækjuːm/ ]
  1. an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
  2. an empty area or space
    the huge desert voids
    without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
    the emptiness of outer space
  3. the absence of matter
  4. a region that is devoid of matter
  1. clean with a vacuum cleaner
    vacuum the carpets
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How To Use vacuum In A Sentence

  • A vacuum absorbing device absorbs the smooth plane of the extracting device and the socket connector is positioned on the circuit board, thus achieving the goal of automatic assembling.
  • Nature and politics abhor a vacuum. Times, Sunday Times
  • Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.
  • But the howling vacuum had opened up inside her again, with its endless vistas of nothingness and no return, the harlequinade of grasping, painted lovers. Shortcut Man
  • The withdrawal of troops from the area has created a security vacuum which will need to be filled.
  • Like one that would suck up the darkness like a vacuum cleaner.
  • Also up for grabs were walking sticks, Zimmer frames, wheelchairs, microwaves, refrigerators and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • As the debris passes through the impeller that would normally be providing air flow to push leaves, it is shredded to many times its original size before entering the vacuum bag.
  • When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
  • M'wali's voice was sharp and clear across the intervening vacuum. Bloodhype
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