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Valve Definition & Meaning

The meaning of VALVE is any of numerous mechanical devices by which the flow of liquid, gas, or loose material in bulk may be started, stopped, or regulated by a movable part that opens, shuts, or partially obstructs one or more ports or passageways; also : the movable part of such a device. How to use valve in a sentence.

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These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘valve.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Middle English, “leaf of a folding door,” borrowed from Latin valva (usually in plural valvae) “double or folding door, leaf of such a door,” perhaps going back to an early derivative of the base of volvere “to roll, make turn” — more at wallow entry 1

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 5

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valve chest

“Valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valve. Accessed 19 Sep. 2022.

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Nglish: Translation of valve for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of valve for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about valve

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2022

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