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valve

noun [C]  /vælv/ us  
a device that controls the flow of air or liquid from one place to another: a heart valve The explosion apparently was caused by a faulty gas valve.
Translations of “valve”
in Korean 밸브…
in Arabic صِمام…
in French valve, soupape, valvule…
in Turkish vana, valf, subap…
in Italian valvola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閥, 活門, (心臟或血管的)瓣膜…
in Russian клапан…
in Polish zawór…
in Spanish válvula, lámpara…
in Portuguese válvula…
in German das Ventil, die Klappe, die Röhre…
in Catalan vàlvula…
in Japanese バルブ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阀, 活门, (心脏或血管的)瓣膜…
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