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.
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Example sentences from the Web for vacuum
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But as Feldman argues, “Nobody raises their child in a vacuum.”|ProPublica|May 30, 2014
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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.