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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
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