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Synonyms for vacuum
ˈvæk yum, -yu əm, -yəm; -yu əvac·u·um

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  1. vacuumnoun

    To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.


  2. vacuumverb

    To use a vacuum cleaner.


  3. vacuumverb

    hoover, hoovering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacuum, vacuitynoun

    the absence of matter

    vacuity, vacancy, void, inanity, senselessness, pointlessness, vacuum cleaner, emptiness, mindlessness

  2. void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuumnoun

    an empty area or space

    "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"

    nothingness, vacuity, void, vanity, nihility, vacuum cleaner, nullity, emptiness, vacancy

  3. vacuum, vacuitynoun

    a region that is devoid of matter

    vacuity, vacancy, void, inanity, senselessness, pointlessness, vacuum cleaner, emptiness, mindlessness

  4. vacuum, vacuum cleanerverb

    an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction

    void, vacuity, vacuum cleaner, vacancy, emptiness

  5. vacuum, vacuum-clean, hooververb

    clean with a vacuum cleaner

    "vacuum the carpets"

    vacuum-clean, hoover

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vacuumnoun

    void, empty space, vacuity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vacuum":

    empty, void, unladen, gap, depression, emptiness, blank, loophole, load, lacuna, suction

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  1. John Barrymore:

    If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.

  2. Uruguayan Alfredo Evangelista:

    He had a heart as large as the vacuum he leaves behind, i would say that he was an even better human being than a boxer.

  3. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu:

    If that was done before, [the] Assad regime wouldn't be killing so many people, or pushing them to Turkey, Jordan, or Iraq or Lebanon. There wouldn't be any place or power vacuum for Daesh, for ISIS, to be active.

  4. Christina Koch:

    Oh, how I miss the wind on my face, the feeling of raindrops, sand on my feet and the sound of the surf crashing on the Galveston beach, we take daily sensory inputs for granted until they are absent. The environmental inputs on the space station consist mostly of the constant hum of the ventilation system. It stirs the air, allowing the purification system to scrub and clean our atmosphere so it's breathable. While some places on the space station are as loud as a lawn mower, others are as quiet as the vacuum of space. I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again.

  5. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi:

    I had asked Iran: 'lift your hand from Yemen', i did not bring this from vacuum. We caught people who had been trained by the (Iranian) Revolutionary Guard. They were jailed in our prisons.

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