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siphon

si·phon

also sy·phon (sī′fən)
n.
1. 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.
2. Zoology A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
v. si·phoned, si·phon·ing, si·phons also sy·phoned or sy·phon·ing or sy·phons
v.tr.
1. To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.
2. To take or transfer (something), often illicitly: siphon money from an account; siphon customers from a competitor.
v.intr.
To pass through a siphon.

[Middle English, from Latin sīphō, sīphōn-, from Greek sīphōn.]

si′phon·al, si·phon′ic adj.

siphon

(ˈsaɪfən) or

syphon

n
1. (General Physics) a tube placed with one end at a certain level in a vessel of liquid and the other end outside the vessel below this level, so that liquid pressure forces the liquid through the tube and out of the vessel by gravity
2. (Brewing) See soda siphon
3. (Zoology) zoology any of various tubular organs in different aquatic animals, such as molluscs and elasmobranch fishes, through which a fluid, esp water, passes
vb
(General Physics) (often foll by off) to pass or draw off through or as if through a siphon
[C17: from Latin sīphō, from Greek siphōn siphon]
ˈsiphonage n
ˈsiphonal, siphonic adj

si•phon

or sy•phon

(ˈsaɪ fən)

n., v. -phoned, -phon•ing. n.
1. a U-shaped pipe that uses atmospheric pressure to draw liquid from one container, place, or level to another.
2. a projecting tubular part of some animals, esp. certain mollusks, through which liquid enters or leaves the body.
v.t., v.i.
3. to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes fol. by off).
[1650–60; < Latin sīphōn- (s. of sīphō) < Greek síphōn, siphōn pipe, tube]
si′phon•al, si•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
si′phon•less, adj.
si′phon•like`, adj.

si·phon

(sī′fən)
1. 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.
2. A tubular animal part, as of a clam, through which water is taken in or expelled.

siphon


Past participle: siphoned
Gerund: siphoning

Imperative
siphon
siphon
Present
I siphon
you siphon
he/she/it siphons
we siphon
you siphon
they siphon
Preterite
I siphoned
you siphoned
he/she/it siphoned
we siphoned
you siphoned
they siphoned
Present Continuous
I am siphoning
you are siphoning
he/she/it is siphoning
we are siphoning
you are siphoning
they are siphoning
Present Perfect
I have siphoned
you have siphoned
he/she/it has siphoned
we have siphoned
you have siphoned
they have siphoned
Past Continuous
I was siphoning
you were siphoning
he/she/it was siphoning
we were siphoning
you were siphoning
they were siphoning
Past Perfect
I had siphoned
you had siphoned
he/she/it had siphoned
we had siphoned
you had siphoned
they had siphoned
Future
I will siphon
you will siphon
he/she/it will siphon
we will siphon
you will siphon
they will siphon
Future Perfect
I will have siphoned
you will have siphoned
he/she/it will have siphoned
we will have siphoned
you will have siphoned
they will have siphoned
Future Continuous
I will be siphoning
you will be siphoning
he/she/it will be siphoning
we will be siphoning
you will be siphoning
they will be siphoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been siphoning
you have been siphoning
he/she/it has been siphoning
we have been siphoning
you have been siphoning
they have been siphoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been siphoning
you will have been siphoning
he/she/it will have been siphoning
we will have been siphoning
you will have been siphoning
they will have been siphoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been siphoning
you had been siphoning
he/she/it had been siphoning
we had been siphoning
you had been siphoning
they had been siphoning
Conditional
I would siphon
you would siphon
he/she/it would siphon
we would siphon
you would siphon
they would siphon
Past Conditional
I would have siphoned
you would have siphoned
he/she/it would have siphoned
we would have siphoned
you would have siphoned
they would have siphoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siphon - a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tubesiphon - a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
2.siphon - a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
Verb1.siphon - convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
2.siphon - move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action; "siphon gas into the tank"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Translations
أُنْبوب، مِحْقَن، سيفونقنينَه مع أنبوب للمَصيَمُص، يَسْحَب
násoskapřečerpatsifon
hævertledesifonsuge
szívócsõvel kiszívszódásüveg
soga meî sogarasogarivökvasuga, sogari
perpumpuotisifonas
pārsūknētsifons
násoskasifón
sifonsifonla çekmeksoda şişesi

siphon

[ˈsaɪfən]
A. Nsifón m
B. VT (also siphon off, siphon out) → sacar con sifón (fig) [+ traffic, funds] → desviar

siphon

[ˈsaɪfən]
nsiphon m
vt
[+ liquid] → siphonner
[+ funds] → détourner
siphon off
vt sep
[+ liquid] → siphonner
[+ funds] → détourner

siphon

nHeber m; (= soda siphon)Siphon m
vtabsaugen; (into tank) → (mit einem Heber) umfüllen

siphon

[ˈsaɪfn]
1. nsifone m
2. vt (also siphon off) (liquid) → travasare (con un sifone) (fig) (funds, traffic) → deviare

siphon

(ˈsaifən) noun
1. a bent pipe or tube through which liquid can be drawn off from one container to another at a lower level. He used a siphon to get some petrol out of the car's tank.
2. (also ˈsoda-siphon) a glass bottle with such a tube, used for soda water.
verb
(with off, ~into etc) to draw (off) through a siphon. They siphoned the petrol into a can.

si·phon

n. sifón.
References in classic literature ?
The night was warm and I was thirsty, and I went stretching my legs clumsily and feeling my way in the dark- ness, to the little table where the siphon stood, while Ogilvy exclaimed at the streamer of gas that came out towards us.
On it stood a silver tray of smokables and a burnished spirit-stand, from which and an adjacent siphon my silent host proceeded to charge two high glasses.
And I will not say what my first act was when I found myself alone with my white elephant in the middle of the room; enough that the siphon was still doing its work when the glass slipped through my fingers to the floor.
and, so saying, the doctor actively stirred up the flame of the cylinder, and turned it on the spirals of the serpentine siphon.
He went into Philip's sitting-room to look for a siphon, could not find one, and fetched it from his own room.
That it possesses the power of ejecting water there is no doubt, and it appeared to me that it could certainly take good aim by directing the tube or siphon on the under side of its body.
We heard the apostle of Rational Drink unlock one of the deep drawers in his antique sideboard, and sounds followed suspiciously like the splash of spirits and the steady stream from a siphon.
The lamps were lit, and an open Dutch silver spirit-case stood, with some siphons of soda-water and large cut-glass tumblers, on a little marqueterie table.
It was not like anything else that he could think of; the three things nearest to it seemed to be the noise made by siphons of soda-water, one of the many noises made by an animal, and the noise made by a person attempting to conceal laughter.
Welshmere nodded in reply to Sheldon's look of inquiry, and Viaburi was dispatched for the whisky and siphons.
A steward, moving noiselessly, brought fresh siphons.