Definitions for vacuum pump
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vacuum pump
air pump, vacuum pump(noun)
a pump that moves air in or out of something
A piece of equipment used for extraction of gas or vapour from an enclosed space, leaving the container with a partial vacuum.
Origin: vacuum + pump
A vacuum pump is a device that removes gas molecules from a sealed volume in order to leave behind a partial vacuum. The first vacuum pump was invented in 1650 by Otto von Guericke, and was preceded by the suction pump, which dates to antiquity.
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