Meaning of VALVE in English

VALVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ vælv ]

( valves)

1.

A valve is a device attached to a pipe or a tube which controls the flow of air or liquid through the pipe or tube.

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2.

A valve is a small piece of tissue in your heart or in a vein which controls the flow of blood and keeps it flowing in one direction only.

He also has problems with a heart valve.

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3.

see also safety valve

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