HyperDic: siphon

English > 4 senses of the word siphon:
NOUNartifactsiphon, syphona tube running from the liquid / liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid / liquid through the tube
animalsiphon, syphona tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
VERBmotionsiphon, syphon, siphon offconvey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
contactsiphonmove a liquid / liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
siphon > pronunciation
Soundssay'fahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > siphon: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA tube running from the liquid / liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid / liquid through the tube.
Synonymsyphon
Broadertube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
Spanishsifón
Catalansifó
Verbssiphonmove a liquid / liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
English > siphon: 4 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled.
Synonymsyphon
Categoryzoology, zoological scienceThe branch of biology that studies animals
BroaderorganA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
English > siphon: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningconvey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssyphon, siphon off
Broaderdraw, take outtake liquid out of a container or well
English > siphon: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningMove a liquid / liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThe women siphon water into the bowl
Example"siphon gas into the tank"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounssiphona tube running from the liquid / liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid / liquid through the tube

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