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Meaning of SUCTION

Pronunciation:  'sukshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of sucking
  2. [n]  a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  3. [v]  empty or clean by the force of suction, as of a body cavity; "suction the uterus in an abortion"
  4. [v]  remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"

SUCTION is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: suck, sucking
 See Also: consumption, empty, evacuate, force per unit area, ingestion, intake, pressure, pressure level, uptake, void



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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