Definition of Suction

1. Noun. A force over an area produced by a pressure difference.

Generic synonyms: Force Per Unit Area, Pressure, Pressure Level
Derivative terms: Suctorial



2. Verb. Remove or draw away by the force of suction. "The doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"

3. Noun. The act of sucking.
Exact synonyms: Suck, Sucking
Generic synonyms: Consumption, Ingestion, Intake, Uptake
Derivative terms: Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suck, Suctorial

4. Verb. Empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction. "Suction the uterus in an abortion"

Definition of Suction

1. n. The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air.

Definition of Suction

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The process of creating an imbalance in pressure to draw matter from one place to another. ¹

4. Verb. To create an imbalance in pressure between one space and another in order to draw matter between the spaces. ¹

5. Verb. To draw out the contents of a space. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or relating to something that operates by the principle of creating an imbalance in pressure to draw matter from one place to another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suction

1. to remove by the process of sucking [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suction

sucraloses
sucrase
sucrases
sucrate
sucrates
sucre bleu
sucres
sucrier
sucriers
sucroglyceride
sucroglycerides
sucrol
sucrose
sucroselike
sucroses
suction (current term)
suction cup
suction cups
suction curettage
suction curettages
suction pump
suction stop
suction stops
suctional
suctioned
suctioning
suctions
suctorial
suctorian
suctorians

Literary usage of Suction

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"85560 C. suction Gas Producer Plant at Rocky Ford, Colo. Illustrated description of an ... 86030 C. suction Gas Engines and Gas Plants. Hugh Campbell. ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"82459 A. Note on suction Producer Plant . AE Porte. Read before the Dublin Sec. of the Inst . of Elec. Engrs. Considers the heat losses, the fuel, ..."

3. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"82459 A. Note on suction Producer Plant AE Porte. Read before the Dublin Sec. of the Inst. of Elec. Engrs. Considers the heat losses, the fuel, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1901)
"To avoid the noise and serious effect of water hammer, a suction air chamber ... I can cite many cases where suction air chambers have been so placed that ..."

5. American Sewerage Practice by Leonard. Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy (1914)
""Lay your suction pipe so that it slopes away from the pump gradually. A suction pipe should have no air pockets in its entire length, but should be so laid ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1907)
"suction Gas COMBUSTION MOTORS scribes eight methods used and describes ... suction Gas Producers. Oskar Nagel. An explanation of this system of gas- ..."

7. Hydraulics and Its Applications by Arnold Hartley Gibson (1919)
"Admission of air on the suction side of such a pump is to be guarded against ... suction AND DELIVERY PIPES. The area of the suction pipe is commonly made ..."

8. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1854)
"THE COMMON suction PUMP. — This pump consists of two hollow cylinders, placed one under the other, and communicating by a valve which opens upward. ..."

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