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vacuum bottle

noun
1.
a bottle or flask having a vacuum liner that prevents the escape of heat from hot contents, usually liquids, or the entrance of heat into cold contents; thermos.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Aspiration of air through a catheter to a vacuum bottle may re-expand the lung.
  • Provide bracket and plastic vacuum bottle holder for each vacuum wall inlet.
vacuum bottle in Science
vacuum bottle  
A container with a double wall and a partial vacuum in the space between the two walls. Vacuum bottles are used to minimize the transfer of heat between the inside and the outside and thus keep the contents at a desired temperature.
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