2. [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.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
2: the act of sucking [syn: sucking, suck, suction]
v 1: remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors
had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
2: empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction;
"suction the uterus in an abortion"
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,