vacuum-packed
adjective Date: circa 1926 having much of the air removed before being hermetically sealed

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  • vacuum-packed — vacuum .packed [ US ˌÂ|Â|Â| ˈÂ|] adj vacuum packed food is in a container from which most of the air has been removed, so that the food will stay fresh for longer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vacuum-packed — vacuum ,packed adjective food that is vacuum packed is wrapped using a process in which all the air is removed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vacuum-packed — ☆ vacuum packed [vak′yo͞opakt΄ ] adj. packed in an airtight container from which most of the air was exhausted before sealing, so as to maintain freshness …   English World dictionary

  • vacuum-packed — adjective : packed in a container that has much of the air removed before being hermetically sealed vacuum packed coffee * * * /vak yoohm pakt , yooh euhm , yeuhm /, adj. packed and sealed in a container, as a can or jar, with as much air as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vacuum-packed — ADJ Food that is vacuum packed is packed in a bag from which most of the air has been removed, in order to keep the food fresh …   English dictionary

  • vacuum-packed — adjective vacuum packed food is surrounded by plastic from which most of the air has been removed, so that the food will stay fresh for longer …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • vacuum-packed — UK / US adjective food that is vacuum packed is wrapped using a process in which all the air is removed …   English dictionary

  • vacuum-packed — adjective Packed in an airtight container in a partial vacuum …   Wiktionary

  • vacuum-packed — /ˈvækjum pækt/ (say vakyoohm pakt) adjective packed with little or no air in an airtight container, so as to maintain freshness, purity, etc. Also, vacuum sealed …   Australian English dictionary

  • vacuum-packed — vac′uum packed adj. coo packed, as in a can, with as much air as possible evacuated before sealing • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • vacuum-packed — /vak yoohm pakt , yooh euhm , yeuhm /, adj. packed and sealed in a container, as a can or jar, with as much air as possible evacuated before sealing, chiefly to preserve freshness. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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