vacuum pump


: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

Examples of vacuum pump in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vacuum pump was in 1844

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“Vacuum pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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vacuum pump

: a pump for removing gas from an enclosed space

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