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also sy·phon (sī′fən)
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
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.
To pass through a siphon.

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

si′phon·al, si·phon′ic adj.
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All three toilets were of the siphonic type, in which flush water enters the bowl bottom as a submerged jet directed toward the S-shaped outlet trapway, inducing a siphon effect that empties the bowl.
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The installation of four siphonic spillways to ensure rapid discharge of water during a flood was a notable feature.
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The new trainer liked the grey on sight, liked her better on further acquaintance, and recommended her to John Amerman, owner of Grade 1 winners such as Lido Palace, Siphonic, Happyanunoit and Star Of Cozzene and former chairman of the Mattel Corporation.
SIPHONIC, third to Johannesburg in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, was an expensive failure when third on his return at Santa Anita on Saturday.
ENTRIES: Came Home; Essence Of Dubai; French Assault; Ibn Al Haitham; Johannesburg; Jump Start; Officer; Publication; Repent; Saarland; Siphonic; Striking Song.
Juvenile: 4-7 Officer, 11-2 Johannesburg, 7-1 Came Home, 8-1 Siphonic, 14-1 Essence Of Dubai, 20-1 Jump Start, 25-1 Ibn Al Haitham, 33-1 bar.