vacuum

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Pronunciation[change]

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  • Hyphenation: vac‧u‧um

Noun[change]

Singular
vacuum

Plural
vacuums or vacua

  1. (countable) A vacuum is an area in space where no matter can be found.
    A vacuum is often used in physics for experiments.
  2. (countable) A vacuum is another name for a vacuum cleaner.

Verb[change]

Plain form
vacuum

Third-person singular
vacuums

Past tense
vacuumed

Past participle
vacuumed

Present participle
vacuuming

  1. (transitive) If you vacuum, you clean something with a vacuum cleaner.

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