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Noun: vacuum (vacuums,vacua)  va-kyoo(-u)m
  1. The absence of matter
    - vacuity
     
  2. An empty area or space
    "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum";
    - void, vacancy, emptiness
     
  3. A region that is devoid of matter
    - vacuity
     
  4. An electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
    - vacuum cleaner
Verb: vacuum  va-kyoo(-u)m
  1. Clean with a vacuum cleaner
    "vacuum the carpets";
    - vacuum-clean, hoover [Brit]

Derived forms: vacua, vacuumed, vacuums, vacuuming

Type of: clean, emptiness, home appliance, household appliance, make clean, part, region, space

Encyclopedia: Vacuum