vacuum pump

noun

Definition of vacuum pump

: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

Examples of vacuum pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blender is also compatible with the Breville Vac Q, an easy-to-use vacuum pump that draws out the air from the pitcher, resulting in an extra-smooth blend. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Apr. 2022 The problem does not affect the Camry hybrid, which Toyota said in its filing does not have the vacuum pump. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 22 Nov. 2021 The most impressive piece is a high-vacuum pump—a type invented only a few years before the experiment—that removed stray air molecules using a supersonic jet of heated mercury. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, 8 Feb. 2022 This food storage system comes with six reusable containers and a handheld vacuum pump so that your leftovers stay fresher for longer. Bon Appétit, 28 Nov. 2021 Dealers will repair or replace the vacuum pump at no charge. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 22 Nov. 2021 The problem involves a defective cap on the rotating vane in the mechanical vacuum pump. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 22 Nov. 2021 This starter set comes with an adorable mini-vacuum pump, reusable zip bags, and dishwasher-safe storage containers designed to slow spoilage and keep food fresh up to five times longer. Bon Appétit, 22 Oct. 2021 Using the eDNA collected on the filters, the team detected animals up to 300 meters away from the vacuum pump. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of vacuum pump

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vacuum pump was in 1844

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Last Updated

26 Apr 2022

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“Vacuum pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20pump. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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