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vacuum

vac·u·um

vacuum

 
 
pronunciation:
vae kyum
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: vacua, vacuums
definition 1: a space empty of all matter.
similar words:
void
definition 2: an enclosed space or container from which air has been removed.
definition 3: a state of isolation from most environmental or social influences.
definition 4: a machine for cleaning by means of suction; vacuum cleaner.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: vacuumed, vacuuming, vacuums
definition: to use, or clean by means of, a vacuum cleaner.
He hates to vacuum.It's time to vacuum the hallway.
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