Search Result for "suction":
1. a force over an area produced by a pressure difference;
2. the act of sucking;
[syn: sucking, suck, suction]
1. remove or draw away by the force of suction;
- Example: "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
2. empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction;
- Example: "suction the uterus in an abortion"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Suction \Suc"tion\, n. [L. sugere, suctum, to suck; cf. OF. suction. See Suck, v. t.] The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air. [1913 Webster] Suction chamber, the chamber of a pump into which the suction pipe delivers. Suction pipe, Suction valve, the induction pipe, and induction valve, of a pump, respectively. Suction pump, the common pump, in which the water is raised into the barrel by atmospheric pressure. See Illust. of Pump. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "suction": aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cupping, drafting, drag, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, favor, inhalation, inhalement, inside track, inspiration, interest, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, pull, pumping, siphoning, sniff, sniffle, snuff, snuffle, special favor, suck, sucking, tapping, venesection