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English noun: vacuum

1. vacuum (state) the absence of matter


Broader (hypernym)emptiness

2. vacuum (shape) an empty area or space

SamplesThe huge desert voids.
The emptiness of outer space.
Without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum.

Synonymsemptiness, vacancy, void

Broader (hypernym)space

3. vacuum (location) a region that is devoid of matter


Broader (hypernym)part, region

4. vacuum (artifact) an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction

Synonymsvacuum cleaner

Broader (hypernym)home appliance, household appliance

Narrower (hyponym)Hoover

Part holonymdust bag, vacuum bag

English verb: vacuum

1. vacuum (contact) clean with a vacuum cleaner

SamplesVacuum the carpets.

Synonymshoover, vacuum-clean

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

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