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American English: /ˈvækˌju(ə)m/
British English: /ˈvakjuːm/

Translation of vacuum in Spanish:


  • 1 (Physics) vacuum packaging
    Example sentences
    • Since by definition it contains no matter, the vacuum of space itself has NO temperature.
    • They operate like any rocket engine in the vacuum of space, by propelling gases in one direction to create an opposite and equal force on the craft.
    • I am curious as to exactly when scientists found out that space is a vacuum and not made up of ether?
  • 2 (void) our community does not exist in a vacuum
    nuestra comunidad no vive aislada (del resto del mundo)
    a power vacuum
    un vacío de poder
    Example sentences
    • The vacuum created by their departure was filled by the club's most committed supporters, who set about raising money and bringing the club back from the brink.
    • The vacuum created by his death 24 years back still remains unfilled.
    • In rural Scotland the retiral of a sitting MP always creates a vacuum which other political parties rush to fill.

intransitive verb

transitive verb

  • pasar la aspiradora por
    to vacuum a carpet/room
    pasar la aspiradora por una alfombra/una habitación
    aspirar una alfombra/una habitación (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • I was sick of being the only one who vacuumed common areas, cleaned the bath and toilet or did a load of dishes without quibbling whether I'd eaten off them.
    • Kids don't care if the room has been vacuumed and cleaned.
    • Apparently while I've been at work my son has cleaned up the house, even vacuuming it!
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