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vacuum

noun [C]  /ˈvæk·jum, -ju·əm, -jəm/ us  
physics a space without any gas or other matter in it, or a space from which most of the air or gas has been removed: Edison knew that he had to create a vacuum inside the lightbulb. fig. No marriage exists in a vacuum (= in a situation where nothing else has any influence).

vacuum

verb [I/T]  /ˈvæk·jum, -jʊ·əm/ us  
to clean something by using a vacuum cleaner : [T] Then I vacuumed the carpet.
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