[ vak-yoom-pakt, -yoo-uhm-, -yuhm- ]
/ ˈvæk yumˌpækt, -yu əm-, -yəm- /
packed and sealed in a container, as a can or jar, with as much air as possible evacuated before sealing, chiefly to preserve freshness.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of vacuum-packed
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby vacuum-packed
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Example sentences from the Web for vacuum-packed
Vacuum-packed in moisture-proof containers, and free from radioactivity.The Return|H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for vacuum-packed
packed in an airtight container or packet under low pressure in order to maintain freshness, prevent corrosion, etc
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