Examples of valve in a Sentence
They turned off the main water valve to the house.
Recent Examples of valve from the Web
If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve.
Turn off natural gas at the meter by turning the stubby metal projection on the valve near the meter.
The safety valve on appropriations is to enact a short-term funding bill that delays the big fights until December, after (presumably) Congress has had a fighting chance to deal with tax legislation.
One of the seven, Dr. Thomas Baldwin, said he and his colleagues were drawn in by the opportunity to join a larger health group that offers more cardiovascular surgery options, including transcatheter heart valve replacements.
Eventually an echocardiogram was ordered and a tumor the size of a racquetball was discovered, flopping back and forth in Brad's left atrial valve.
Apparently, a valve had malfunctioned, allowing oxygen and gas to mix.
She was born without a pulmonary valve directing blood from her heart to her lungs.
Engie's prototype uses standard industrial valves and actuators to orient the nozzle and turn on the spray.
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British Definition of VALVE
VALVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of valve for English Language Learners
: a mechanical device that controls the flow of liquid, gas, etc., by opening and closing
: a device in some musical instruments (such as trumpets) that you press to play different notes
medical : a structure in the heart, stomach, etc., that temporarily stops the flow of fluid or that allows fluid to move in one direction only
VALVE Defined for Kids
Definition of valve for Students
- a heart valve
medical Definition of valve
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