Nor did Biden or Obama ever suggest that NATO “fill the vacuum” in the Levant.
In short, they fill a vacuum that the state, through political negligence and gross graft, has created.
This is a girl who loved to vacuum to calm her nerves and relax.
What kills is the pressure wave, and more importantly, the subsequent [vacuum], which ruptures the lungs.
Without the sous-vide, I definitely wouldn't cling to the vacuum sealer, though it does save us some money.
This system is somewhat more complicated than the vacuum, though equally reliable and powerful.
The experience of artistic writing does not happen in a vacuum.
In the inclined position the exhaustion of the vacuum bulb is accomplished along with that of the rest of the pump.
I happened to have a vacuum flask and some sandwiches, and these I divided with him.
He became eloquent, describing his tribulations working an evaporator on a vacuum.
1540s, "emptiness of space," from Latin vacuum "an empty space, void," noun use of neuter of vacuus "empty," related to vacare "be empty" (see vain). Properly a loan-translation of Greek kenon, literally "that which is empty." Meaning "a place emptied of air" is attested from 1650s. Vacuum tube is attested from 1859. Vacuum cleaner is from 1903; shortened form vacuum (n.) first recorded 1910.
"to clean with a vacuum cleaner," 1922; see vacuum (n.). Related: Vacuumed; vacuuming.
vacuum vac·u·um (vāk'yōō-əm, -yōōm, -yəm)
n. pl. vac·u·ums or vac·u·a (-yōō-ə)
Absence of matter.
A space empty of matter.
A space relatively empty of matter.
A space in which the pressure is significantly lower than atmospheric pressure.
Plural vacuums or vacuua
The absence of matter.
Note: In the natural world, air will flow into regions of vacuum, giving rise to the saying “Nature abhors a vacuum.”
Note: The saying is extended informally: in politics, a lack of leadership may be referred to as a vacuum, which will presumably be filled by others rushing in.