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English definition of “vacuum cleaner”

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vacuum cleaner

noun [C]
 
 
( also UK Hoover)
an electric machine that cleans floors by sucking up dirtEquipment used for cleaning
Translations of “vacuum cleaner”
in Korean 진공 청소기…
in Arabic مِكْنَسة كَهْرُبائيّة…
in Portuguese aspirador de pó…
in Catalan aspiradora…
in Japanese 掃除機…
in Italian aspirapolvere…
in Russian пылесос…
in Turkish elektrik süpürgesi…
in Polish odkurzacz…
(Definition of vacuum cleaner from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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