Definition of vacuum cleaner in English:

vacuum cleaner

Syllabification: vac·u·um clean·er


An electrical apparatus that by means of suction collects dust and small particles from floors and other surfaces.
More example sentences
  • We had no electricity to run a vacuum cleaner and no water.
  • These conditions are so debilitating that she has no energy to dust or use a vacuum cleaner.
  • Make sure you remove all the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner and a tack cloth.



More example sentences
  • It joins lawn-mowing and vacuum-cleaning robots in the growing array of expensive machines designed to take the drudgery out of housework.
  • Similarly, eggs will survive on an area of carpet - say under a cupboard - that is vacuum-cleaned less often.
  • Raising the print bed, you remove the ‘part’ and vacuum-clean out the excess powder, which can be sifted and reused.

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