2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Suction \Suc"tion\, noun [L. sugere, suctum, to suck; cf. OF. suction. See {Suck}, verb (used with an object)] 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 {Pump}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a force over an area produced by a pressure difference

2: the act of sucking [syn: {sucking}, {suck}, {suction}]


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"

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