Suction definitions

sŭk'shən
Creating suction.
adjective
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Operating or operated by suction.
adjective
60
1
The act or process of sucking.
noun
57
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A force that causes a fluid or solid to be drawn into an interior space or to adhere to a surface because of the difference between the external and internal pressures.
noun
54
1
To draw away or remove by the force of suction.

Suction fluid from the lungs.

verb
51
1
To clean or evacuate (a body cavity, for example) by the force of suction.
verb
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0
Causing suction.
adjective
47
0
Creating suction.
adjective
45
1
Operating by suction.
adjective
44
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Operating or operated by suction.
adjective
42
0
The act or process of sucking.
noun
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The act or process of sucking.
noun
39
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The production of a vacuum or partial vacuum in a cavity or over a surface so that the external atmospheric pressure forces the surrounding fluid, particulate solid, etc. into the cavity or causes something to adhere to the surface.
noun
38
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A force that causes a fluid or solid to be drawn into an interior space or to adhere to a surface because of the difference between the external and internal pressures.
noun
36
0
The suction force created in this way.
noun
35
1
To draw away or remove by the force of suction.

Suction fluid from the lungs.

verb
33
1
To clean or evacuate a body cavity by the force of suction.
verb
30
0
A force acting on a fluid caused by difference in pressure between two regions, tending to make the fluid flow from the region of higher pressure to the region of lower pressure.
11
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The act of reducing pressure to create such a force, as by the use of a pump or fan.
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The principle of physics by which matter is drawn from one space into another because the pressure inside the second space is lower than the pressure in the first.
noun
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Of or relating to something that operates by the principle of creating an imbalance in pressure to draw matter from one place to another.
adjective
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The principle of physics by which one item is caused to adhere to another because the pressure in the space between the items is lower than the pressure outside that space.
noun
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0
The process of creating an imbalance in pressure to draw matter from one place to another.
noun
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To create an imbalance in pressure between one space and another in order to draw matter between the spaces.
verb
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To draw out the contents of a space.
verb
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Origin of suction

Late Latin sūctiō sūctiōn- from Latin sūctus past participle of sūgere to suck seuə-2 in Indo-European roots