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suc·tion

 (sŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of sucking.
2. 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.
tr.v. suc·tioned, suc·tion·ing, suc·tions
1. To draw away or remove by the force of suction: suction fluid from the lungs.
2. To clean or evacuate (a body cavity, for example) by the force of suction.
adj.
1. Creating suction.
2. Operating or operated by suction.

[Late Latin sūctiō, sūctiōn-, from Latin sūctus, past participle of sūgere, to suck; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

suction

(ˈsʌkʃən)
n
1. the act or process of sucking
2. (General Physics) the force or condition produced by a pressure difference, as the force holding a suction cap onto a surface
3. (General Physics) the act or process of producing such a force or condition
[C17: from Late Latin suctiō a sucking, from Latin sūgere to suck]
ˈsuctional adj

suc•tion

(ˈsʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act, process, or condition of sucking.
2.
a. the force that, owing to a pressure differential, attracts a fluid or a solid to where the pressure is lowest.
b. the act or process of creating such a force.
v.t.
3. to draw out or remove by aspiration.
[1605–15; < Late Latin sūctiō sucking = Latin sūg(ere) to suck + -tiō -tion]

suc·tion

(sŭk′shən)
An act or force that reduces the pressure in a space, causing a fluid or solid to flow into it from a region of greater pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suction - a force over an area produced by a pressure differencesuction - a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level - the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
2.suction - the act of suckingsuction - the act of sucking      
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Verb1.suction - remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
suction - empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction; "suction the uterus in an abortion"
2.suction - empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction; "suction the uterus in an abortion"
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
void, empty, evacuate - excrete or discharge from the body
suction - remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
Translations
شَفْط الهَواء، تَفْريغمَص، رِضاعَه
sáníodsávání
oppumpningopsugningsugning
szívásszivattyúzásszívóhatás
loftsogsog
siurbimas
piesūkšanāszīšana
nasávanieodsávaniesanie
emişemmehavasını alma

suction

[ˈsʌkʃən]
A. Nsucción f, aspiración f
by suctionpor succión or aspiración
B. CPD suction cup Nventosa f
suction disc Nventosa f
suction pump Nbomba f de aspiración, bomba f de succión
suction valve Nválvula f de aspiración

suction

[ˈsʌkʃən] nsuccion fsuction disc nventouse fsuction pad nventouse fsuction pump npompe f aspirante

suction

nSaugwirkung f; (caused by air or water currents) → Sog m

suction

[ˈsʌkʃn] n (Tech) → aspirazione f

suction

(ˈsakʃən) noun
1. the action of sucking.
2. the process of creating a vacuum by reducing air pressure on the surface of a liquid so that it can be drawn up into a tube etc, or between two surfaces, eg a rubber disc and a wall, so that they stick together.

suc·tion

n. succión, aspiración;
___ devicedispositivo de ___.

suction

n succión f
References in classic literature ?
At last, therefore, and after so long estrangement from everything that the world acted or enjoyed, they had been drawn into the great current of human life, and were swept away with it, as by the suction of fate itself.
Armed men and women flocked out of the Quarter so fast, and drew even these last dregs after them with such a force of suction, that within a quarter of an hour there was not a human creature in Saint Antoine's bosom but a few old crones and the wailing children.
For one instant, I thought the unhappy man, entangled with the poulp, would be torn from its powerful suction.
They held things more clumsily; drinking by suction, feeding by gnawing, grew commoner every day.
We were caught in the suction only enough to be drawn backward a few yards, neither of us being carried beneath the surface.
The swarthy little gentleman from San Francisco sprang nimbly from his perch, caught something in the air with his hat, as a boy catches a butterfly, and vanished into the chimney as if drawn up by suction.
This process is effected by two methods: the air is swallowed, and is then forced into the cavity of the body, its return being prevented by a muscular contraction which is externally visible: but the water enters in a gentle stream through the mouth, which is kept wide open and motionless; this latter action must, therefore, depend on suction.
Not one of us uttered a sound till the mate, after imbibing--by means of suction out of a saucer- his second cup of tea, exclaimed: "Where the devil is the man gone to?
We were dragged hither and yon by warm or, frozen suctions, belched up on the tops of wulii-was, spun down by vortices and clubbed aside by laterals under a dizzying rush of stars in the, company of a drunken moon.
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