Adjective "Valve" Definition and Examples




    1. any device for halting or controlling the flow of a liquid, gas, or other material through a passage, pipe, inlet, outlet, etc.

    2. a hinged lid or other movable part that closes or modifies the passage in such a device.

    3. Anatomy. a membranous fold or other structure that controls the flow of a fluid, as one that permits blood to flow in one direction only.

    4. (in musical wind instruments of the trumpet class) a device for changing the length of the air column to alter the pitch of


    "surgeries can be valve."

    "sounds can be valve."