In short, they fill a vacuum that the state, through political negligence and gross graft, has created.
Flash freezing is a process when products are rapidly frozen and then vacuum sealed in air-tight packages.
What kills is the pressure wave, and more importantly, the subsequent [vacuum], which ruptures the lungs.
Breakthroughs do not happen in a vacuum—they are the result of early pioneers pushing old boundaries, making the case for change.
Given the uncertainty about this season and the hiatus, what does it feel like having produced these episodes in a vacuum?
This system is somewhat more complicated than the vacuum, though equally reliable and powerful.
As for Philip, all seemed a mere negation; there was a vacuum where his place had been.
In the inclined position the exhaustion of the vacuum bulb is accomplished along with that of the rest of the pump.
There were only a Ruhmkorff coil and Crookes (vacuum) tube and the man himself.
He became eloquent, describing his tribulations working an evaporator on a vacuum.
1540s, "emptiness of space," from Latin vacuum "an empty space, void," noun use of neuter of vacuus "empty," related to vacare "be empty" (see vain). Properly a loan-translation of Greek kenon, literally "that which is empty." Meaning "a place emptied of air" is attested from 1650s. Vacuum tube is attested from 1859. Vacuum cleaner is from 1903; shortened form vacuum (n.) first recorded 1910.
"to clean with a vacuum cleaner," 1922; see vacuum (n.). Related: Vacuumed; vacuuming.
vacuum vac·u·um (vāk'yōō-əm, -yōōm, -yəm)
n. pl. vac·u·ums or vac·u·a (-yōō-ə)
Absence of matter.
A space empty of matter.
A space relatively empty of matter.
A space in which the pressure is significantly lower than atmospheric pressure.
Plural vacuums or vacuua
The absence of matter.
Note: In the natural world, air will flow into regions of vacuum, giving rise to the saying “Nature abhors a vacuum.”
Note: The saying is extended informally: in politics, a lack of leadership may be referred to as a vacuum, which will presumably be filled by others rushing in.