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Definitions of suction

  1. remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a force over an area produced by a pressure difference Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. empty or clean by the force of suction, as of a body cavity; "suction the uterus in an abortion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction; "suction the uterus in an abortion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of drawing a fluid into an empty space by removing the air. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The act or process of sucking, aspiration. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Act or power of sucking: act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of sucking. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of sucking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of sucking or drawing a liquid into the mouth or a pipe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The act of drawing into the mouth or into a pipe, which is effected by removing the pressure of the air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. suk'shun, n. act or power of sucking: act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air.--n. SUC'TION-PUMP, the common house-pump--not the force-pump.--adj. SUCT[=O]'RIAL, adapted for sucking: living by sucking--also SUCT[=O]'RIOUS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. [Latin] The act or process of sucking or aspirating. na
  17. Sucking; production of partial vacuum by removal of air &c. for purpose of enabling external atmospheric pressure to force in liquid or produce adhesion of surfaces; s.-chamber, -pipe, in s.-pump; s.-fan, for with-drawing chaff &c. from grain by s.; s.-plate, holding set of artificial upper teeth& adhering to palate by s.; s.-pump, drawing water through pipe into chamber exhausted by piston. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] Act of sucking or drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air. Cabinet Dictionary

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