The definition of a vacuum is a space devoid of air or matter, or a tool that uses suction to clean.(noun)
To vacuum is to clean using a tool that sucks dirt or other elements into a storage container.(verb)
An example of vacuum is to clean the dirt off the carpet using a vacuum cleaner.
See vacuum in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, neut. sing. of vacuus, empty
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See vacuum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. vac·u·ums or vac·u·a (-yo͞o-ə)
Origin: Latin, empty space
Origin: , from neuter of vacuus, empty
Origin: , from vacāre, to be empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.
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