syphon


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sy·phon

 (sī′fən)
n. & v.
Variant of siphon.

syphon

(ˈsaɪfən)
n
(General Physics) a variant spelling of siphon

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.

syphon


Past participle: syphoned
Gerund: syphoning

Imperative
syphon
syphon
Present
I syphon
you syphon
he/she/it syphons
we syphon
you syphon
they syphon
Preterite
I syphoned
you syphoned
he/she/it syphoned
we syphoned
you syphoned
they syphoned
Present Continuous
I am syphoning
you are syphoning
he/she/it is syphoning
we are syphoning
you are syphoning
they are syphoning
Present Perfect
I have syphoned
you have syphoned
he/she/it has syphoned
we have syphoned
you have syphoned
they have syphoned
Past Continuous
I was syphoning
you were syphoning
he/she/it was syphoning
we were syphoning
you were syphoning
they were syphoning
Past Perfect
I had syphoned
you had syphoned
he/she/it had syphoned
we had syphoned
you had syphoned
they had syphoned
Future
I will syphon
you will syphon
he/she/it will syphon
we will syphon
you will syphon
they will syphon
Future Perfect
I will have syphoned
you will have syphoned
he/she/it will have syphoned
we will have syphoned
you will have syphoned
they will have syphoned
Future Continuous
I will be syphoning
you will be syphoning
he/she/it will be syphoning
we will be syphoning
you will be syphoning
they will be syphoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syphoning
you have been syphoning
he/she/it has been syphoning
we have been syphoning
you have been syphoning
they have been syphoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syphoning
you will have been syphoning
he/she/it will have been syphoning
we will have been syphoning
you will have been syphoning
they will have been syphoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syphoning
you had been syphoning
he/she/it had been syphoning
we had been syphoning
you had been syphoning
they had been syphoning
Conditional
I would syphon
you would syphon
he/she/it would syphon
we would syphon
you would syphon
they would syphon
Past Conditional
I would have syphoned
you would have syphoned
he/she/it would have syphoned
we would have syphoned
you would have syphoned
they would have syphoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syphon - 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 tubesyphon - 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.syphon - 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.syphon - 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"
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It may be best to go, lad, after all; for, if the shot hangs under the skin, my hand is getting too old to be cutting into human flesh, as I once used to, Though some thirty years agone, in the old war, when I was out under Sir William, I travelled seventy miles alone in the howling wilderness, with a rifle bullet in my thigh, and then cut it out with my own jack-knife.
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