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vac·u·um

vacuum

 
 
pronunciation:
vae kyum
parts of speech:
noun, 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: a space or container from which most of the air has been removed. Outer space and the inside of a light bulb are examples of vacuums.
The inside of a light bulb is a vacuum.
definition 3: vacuum cleaner.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: vacuums, vacuuming, vacuumed
definition: to use, or clean by means of, a vacuum cleaner.
He vacuums twice a week.
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