Etymology[ 'va-(")kyüm, -ky&m ] (noun.) 1550. From Dutch vacuüm, from Latin vacuum, the substantivated neutrum of the adjective vacuus (“empty”); spelt with a diæresis added to specify the trisyllabic pronunciation (as opposed to the disyllabic *).
Synonymsexhaustion, free space, gap, hoover, hoovering, nothingness, rarefaction, space, vacuity, void
Tensesvacuums, vacuuming, vacuumed
Common Collocationsvacuum cleaner
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