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)
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of vacuum
OTHER WORDS FROM vacuumnon·vac·u·um, adjective, noun, plural non·vac·u·ums, non·vac·u·a.
Example sentences from the Web for vacuum
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.