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6 : to remove (a liquid or gas) from by using a pump <We pumped the boat dry.
Metastable atoms are produced by a weak electrodeless radio-frequency (if) discharge, and optically pumped by light at a wavelength of 1083 nm.
The roughing pump can be connected to the chamber through a separate pumping line and valve, and the chamber can be pumped down to the specified pressure before the valve is closed to terminate the roughing part of the pumpdown process.
If smaller quantities are to be pumped, the pumping must be intermittent.