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vacuum

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noun vac·u·um \ˈvak-(ˌ)yüm, -yu̇-əm, -yəm\

Medical Definition of vacuum

plural vacuums or vacua \-yə-wə\play

  1. 1:  emptiness of space

  2. 2a:  a space absolutely devoid of matterb:  a space partially exhausted (as to the highest degree possible) by artificial means (as an air pump)c:  a degree of rarefaction below atmospheric pressure :  negative pressure




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vacuum

adjective vac·u·um

Medical Definition of vacuum

  1. 1:  of, containing, producing, or utilizing a partial vacuum <separated by means of vacuum distillation>

  2. 2:  of or relating to a vacuum device or system





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