vacuum pump

noun

: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

Examples of vacuum pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In line with those sleep-apnea devices, the OPAP system is designed for nighttime use and is equipped with a programmable vacuum pump that delivers negative pressure to the eyes via a pair of snugly fitting goggles. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Mar. 2024 If the vacuum pumps are in danger of not maintaining a seal or there is an issue with the stability of the wall, the TV automatically deploys four quick adhesives for stability. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2023 Its announcement said: Sensors within Displace TVs constantly measure the battery level and pressure in the vacuum, analyze the wall's surface, and check leakage on the vacuum pumps. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2023 Controls are easy to access and the vacuum pump, sensor, and alarm make sure your camera and housing are sealed properly before submerging in water. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 If the vacuum pumps are in danger of not maintaining a seal or the wall’s integrity falters, the Displace TV automatically deploys four quick adhesives for stability and initiates a self-lowering landing gear system. Chris Welch, The Verge, 5 Oct. 2023 The gains from a vacuum pump were fleeting; hanging weights from the end of his shaft seemed like a painful investment for an uncertain result; and having a surgeon snip his suspensory ligament, which promised an additional inch or so, could lead to wobblier erections. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, 26 June 2023 And of course, save the wine at the end of the night with this convenient vacuum pump wine saver system for 37 percent off. Grace Smith, Southern Living, 22 June 2023 That includes our compensating vacuum pump that can compensate for changes in air pressure. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 8 June 2023

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20pump. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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vacuum pump

noun
: a pump for removing gas from an enclosed space

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