The application of reduced pressure to extract something, particularly to assist childbirth or as a method of abortion, or as a technique for removing components of a chemical mixture.
- Assisted vaginal delivery comprised both forceps deliveries and vacuum extraction.
- These early measurements of arterial oxygen saturation were made by vacuum extraction of the blood gases.
- Ten of the vaginal deliveries were by forceps and 19 by vacuum extraction.
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Syllabification: vac·u·um ex·trac·tion
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