cryopump

noun
cryo·pump | \ˈkrīō+ˌ\

Definition of cryopump 

: a vacuum pump whose operation involves the freezing and adsorption of gases on cold surfaces at very low temperatures

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cryopump intransitive verb

First Known Use of cryopump

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryopump

cryo- + pump entry 1

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