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valve/ˈvælv/noun
pluralvalves
valve
/ˈvælv/
noun
pluralvalves
Learner's definition of VALVE  
[count]
: a mechanical device that controls the flow of liquid, gas, etc., by opening and closing
— see picture at plumbingsee also safety valve
: a device in some musical instruments (such as trumpets) that you press to play different notes
— see picture at brass instrument
medical : a structure in the heart, stomach, etc., that temporarily stops the flow of fluid or that allows fluid to move in one direction only
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