Examples of valve in a Sentence
They turned off the main water valve to the house.
Recent Examples of valve from the Web
For similar reasons, America’s partners may feel compelled to retaliate against U.S. protectionism if Nafta or the WTO aren’t available as relief valves—the trade wars Mr. Azevedo warns of.
That means that there is effectively only one imperfect release valve for the immigration system: the discretion of the people responsible for enforcement.
Venus Medtech has invented a retrievable heart valve intended for patients with high calcification in their arteries.
In the lawsuit, Alexander J. Hess of Merriam claims his father, 61-year-old James Hess, went to Saint Luke’s on Feb. 1 for replacement of an aortic valve as treatment for a longstanding heart condition.
And Colbert, whose late-night cynicism is a relief valve for pressure that ought not to be relieved, was a smiling ringmaster for it all.
Who's Not: Clint Bowyer had hoped the spirit of Mark Martin — Bowyer's car carried a paint scheme in tribute to Martin — but instead Bowyer was out of the race just 18 laps in with a broken valve.
Its valve was found about a mile from the platform and closed Monday at about 7:30 a.m., Tibbets said.
Mechanics will check for leaks in the rear lift gate gaskets and drain valves.
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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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