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vacuum cleaner

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noun
  1. an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction.
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Origin of vacuum cleaner

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called vacuum sweeper.
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vacuum cleaner

noun
  1. an electrical household appliance used for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, etc, by suction
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Derived Formsvacuum cleaning, noun
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