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English definition of “vending machine”

vending machine

noun [C]     (UK also slot machine)
a machine from which you can buy small things such as cigarettes, drinks, and sweets by putting coins into it: The vending machine in the office dispenses really tasteless coffee.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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