noun, plural vac·u·ums for 1, 2, 4-6, vac·u·a [vak-yoo-uh] /ˈvæk yu ə/ for 1, 2, 4, 6.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of vacuum
OTHER WORDS FROM vacuumnon·vac·u·um, adjective, noun, plural non·vac·u·ums, non·vac·u·a.
How to use vacuum in a sentence
“That’s when the real leadership vacuum happened,” said a former employee.‘Two very, very different companies’: Why CNN’s Great Big Story failed to survive|Tim Peterson|November 2, 2020|Digiday
Huawei’s continued struggles could provide a vacuum for the competition to fill.Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline|Brian Heater|October 30, 2020|TechCrunch
Then the device applies vacuum pressure to the lower half of the body.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation|Maria Temming|October 22, 2020|Science News For Students
Instead, associates around the country took matters into our own hands to fill the vacuum of leadership left by McMillon’s inaction.If Walmart wants to hear workers’ voices, it should give us a seat at the table|matthewheimer|October 16, 2020|Fortune
There, there’s just too much of a vacuum on the part of democracies.Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power|Anthony Green|October 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If the issue is indoor allergies caused by dust mites, mold or pet dander, cleaning and vacuuming might help.10 Reasons You’re Exhausted and What to Do About It|DailyBurn|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Russia also has other more technical means of vacuuming up electronic communications.Putin's Latest Dirty Trick: Leaking Private Phone Calls|Eli Lake|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.
“She was vacuuming in the conference room and saw feet and looked up and saw a tall man with a hat,” says Carrillo.
The National Security Agency is not invading your privacy by vacuuming up your phone and Internet data.You Thought You Had Privacy Before the NSA Leak? What About Facebook?|Michael Daly|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The needle extended a snout which crept along the nerve, vacuuming in microbes as it moved.Bolden's Pets|F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for vacuum
noun plural vacuums or vacua (ˈvækjʊə)
Word Origin for vacuum
Medical definitions for vacuum
n. pl. vac•u•ums
Scientific definitions for vacuum
Plural vacuums vacuua
Cultural definitions for vacuum
The absence of matter.