[ vak-yoom-pakt, -yoo-uhm-, -yuhm- ]

  1. packed and sealed in a container, as a can or jar, with as much air as possible evacuated before sealing, chiefly to preserve freshness.

Origin of vacuum-packed

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby vacuum-packed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vacuum-packed in a sentence

  • In recent years, vacuum packed coffee has won great favor, first in the West and latterly in the East.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • 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


  1. packed in an airtight container or packet under low pressure in order to maintain freshness, prevent corrosion, etc

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