Siphon definitions

sī'fən
A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
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A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
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A bent tube used for carrying liquid from a reservoir over the top edge of its container to a point below the surface of the reservoir: the tube must be filled, as by suction, before flow will start.
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To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.
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To take or transfer (something), often illicitly.

Siphon money from an account; siphon customers from a competitor.

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A tubelike organ in some animals, as cuttlefishes, used for drawing in or ejecting liquids.
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To pass through a siphon.
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To pass through a siphon.
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To draw off or carry through or as through a siphon.
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A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
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A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
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To draw off or convey a liquid through a siphon.
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The definition of a siphon is a tube that is used to draw liquid from one container into another, lower container by atmospheric pressure and gravity.

An example of a siphon is a tube where gas is forced out of a gas tank into a gas container on the ground.

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To siphon is to run a tube from one container to another in a way that uses atmospheric pressure to move the liquid into the lower container.

When you hook up a tube to a gas tank and then use atmospheric pressure to move the gas out of that tank into a gas canister below it, this is an example of a time when you siphon.

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A pipe or tube in the form of an upside-down U, filled with liquid and arranged so that the pressure of the atmosphere forces liquid to flow upward from a container through the tube, over a barrier, and into a lower container.
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A tubular animal part, as of a clam, through which water is taken in or expelled.
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A bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which hydrostatic pressure exerted due to the force of gravity moves liquid from one reservoir to another.
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A soda siphon.
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(biology) A tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.
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To transfer (liquid) by means of a siphon.

He used a rubber tube to siphon petrol from the car's fuel tank.

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Origin of siphon

Middle English from Latin sīphō sīphōn- from Greek sīphōn