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
- a space entirely devoid of matter.
- 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).
- the state or degree of exhaustion in such an enclosed space.
- a space not filled or occupied; emptiness; void:
- a vacuum cleaner or sweeper.
- Physics. a state of lowest energy in a quantum field theory.
- a region containing no matter; free spaceCompare plenum (def. 3)
- a region in which gas is present at a low pressure
- the degree of exhaustion of gas within an enclosed spacea high vacuum; a perfect vacuum
- a sense or feeling of emptinesshis death left a vacuum in her life
- short for vacuum cleaner
- (modifier) of, containing, measuring, producing, or operated by a low gas pressurea vacuum tube; a vacuum brake
- of, pertaining to, employing, or producing a vacuum.
- (of a hollow container) partly exhausted of gas or air.
- pertaining to a device or process that makes use of a vacuum to accomplish a desired task.
- noting or pertaining to canning or packaging in which air is removed from the container to prevent deterioration of the contents.
verb (used with object)
- to use a
- to treat with any vacuum device, as a vacuum drier.
verb (used without object)
- to use a
- to clean (something) with a vacuum cleanerto vacuum a carpet
- Absence of matter.
- A space empty of matter.
- A space relatively empty of matter.
- A space in which the pressure is significantly lower than atmospheric pressure.
- A space entirely devoid of matter.
- A vacuum cleaner.
- Clean with a vacuum cleaner.
- : emptiness of space
- : a space absolutely devoid of matter
- : a space partially exhausted (as to the highest degree possible) by artificial means (such as an air pump)
- : a degree of rarefaction below atmospheric pressure
- : a state or condition resembling a vacuum : void the power vacuum in Indochina after the departure of the French— Norman Cousins
- : 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
- : a device creating or utilizing a partial vacuum
- : to use a vacuum device (such as a vacuum cleaner) on vacuum the living room
- : to draw or take in by or as if by suction
- : to operate a vacuum device
- : of, containing, producing, or utilizing a partial vacuum separated by means of vacuum distillation
- : of or relating to a vacuum device or system
Example sentences for Vacuuming
- If the issue is indoor allergies caused by dust mites, mold or pet dander, cleaning and vacuuming might help.
- But Russia also has other more technical means of vacuuming up electronic communications.
- 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.
- The needle extended a snout which crept along the nerve, vacuuming in microbes as it moved.
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