Vacuuming

/ˈvakjuːm/

Origin

1540–50; < Latin, neuter of vacuus empty (Source: dictionary.com)

Mid 16th century modern Latin, neuter of Latin vacuus ‘empty’. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Vacuuming

Vacuuming

noun

  1. a space entirely devoid of matter.
  2. an enclosed space from which matter, especially air, has been partially removed so that the matter or gas remaining in the space exerts less pressure than the atmosphere (opposed to plenum).
  3. the state or degree of exhaustion in such an enclosed space.
  4. a space not filled or occupied; emptiness; void:
  5. a vacuum cleaner or sweeper.
  6. Physics. a state of lowest energy in a quantum field theory.
  7. a region containing no matter; free spaceCompare plenum (def. 3)
  8. a region in which gas is present at a low pressure
  9. the degree of exhaustion of gas within an enclosed spacea high vacuum; a perfect vacuum
  10. a sense or feeling of emptinesshis death left a vacuum in her life
  11. short for vacuum cleaner
  12. (modifier) of, containing, measuring, producing, or operated by a low gas pressurea vacuum tube; a vacuum brake

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Vacuuming

adjective

  1. of, pertaining to, employing, or producing a vacuum.
  2. (of a hollow container) partly exhausted of gas or air.
  3. pertaining to a device or process that makes use of a vacuum to accomplish a desired task.
  4. noting or pertaining to canning or packaging in which air is removed from the container to prevent deterioration of the contents.

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Vacuuming

verb (used with object)

  1. to use a
  2. to treat with any vacuum device, as a vacuum drier.

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Vacuuming

verb (used without object)

  1. to use a

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Vacuuming

verb

  1. to clean (something) with a vacuum cleanerto vacuum a carpet

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Vacuuming

n.

  1. Absence of matter.
  2. A space empty of matter.
  3. A space relatively empty of matter.
  4. A space in which the pressure is significantly lower than atmospheric pressure.

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Vacuuming

noun

  1. A space entirely devoid of matter.
  2. A vacuum cleaner.

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Vacuuming

verb

  1. Clean with a vacuum cleaner.

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Vacuuming

noun

  1. : emptiness of space
  2. : a space absolutely devoid of matter
  3. : a space partially exhausted (as to the highest degree possible) by artificial means (such as an air pump)
  4. : a degree of rarefaction below atmospheric pressure
  5. : a state or condition resembling a vacuum : void the power vacuum in Indochina after the departure of the French— Norman Cousins
  6. : a state of isolation from outside influences people who live in a vacuum … so that the world outside them is of no moment— W. S. Maugham
  7. : a device creating or utilizing a partial vacuum

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Vacuuming

verb

  1. : to use a vacuum device (such as a vacuum cleaner) on vacuum the living room
  2. : to draw or take in by or as if by suction
  3. : to operate a vacuum device

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Vacuuming

adjective

  1. : of, containing, producing, or utilizing a partial vacuum separated by means of vacuum distillation
  2. : of or relating to a vacuum device or system

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Example sentences for Vacuuming

  1. If the issue is indoor allergies caused by dust mites, mold or pet dander, cleaning and vacuuming might help.
  2. But Russia also has other more technical means of vacuuming up electronic communications.
  3. Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.
  4. “She was vacuuming in the conference room and saw feet and looked up and saw a tall man with a hat,” says Carrillo.
  5. The National Security Agency is not invading your privacy by vacuuming up your phone and Internet data.
  6. The needle extended a snout which crept along the nerve, vacuuming in microbes as it moved.

Related words & Synonyms

clear, clean, bathe, scrub, soak, dredge, mop, flush, scrape, sweep, wash, disinfect, brush, vacuum, dust, cleanse, wipe, rinse, pick, broom

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