Meaning of VACUUM in English


[ 'vakjʊəm ]

■ noun ( plural ~s or vacua -jʊə )

1》 a space entirely devoid of matter.

↘a space or container from which the air has been completely or partly removed.

2》 a gap left by the loss or departure of someone or something important.

3》 ( plural ~s ) a ~ cleaner.

■ verb clean with a ~ cleaner.


in a ~ in isolation from the normal context.


C16: mod. L., neut. of L. vacuus 'empty'.

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