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vacuum pump

a pump or device by which a partial vacuum can be produced.
Origin of vacuum pump
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for vacuum pump
  • vacuum pump filters are usually located upstream of the central vacuum pump.
  • Tesla counters that the fuse for the braking system's electric vacuum pump failed.
  • Peristaltic pumps utilize a self-priming or power-operated vacuum pump.
  • In this case, leaving the cooler energized while connecting the vacuum pump was not necessary.
  • The pressurized sterilizers use a water-sealed vacuum pump to evacuate the chamber.
British Dictionary definitions for vacuum pump

vacuum pump

a pump for producing a low gas pressure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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