HyperDic: suction

English > 4 senses of the word suction:
NOUNphenomenonsuctiona force over an area produced by a pressure difference
actsuction, sucking, suckthe act of sucking / sucking
VERBmotionsuctionremove or draw away by the force of suction
bodysuctionempty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
suction > pronunciation
Soundssah'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > suction: 4 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA force over an area produced by a pressure difference.
Broaderpressure, pressure level, force per unit areaThe force applied to a unit area of surface
Spanishsucción
Catalansucció
Adjectivessuctorialadapted for sucking or clinging by suction
Verbssuctionempty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
suctionremove or draw away by the force of suction
English > suction: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of sucking / sucking.
Synonymssucking, suck
Broaderconsumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Spanishsucción
Catalansucció, xuclada
Adjectivessuctorialadapted for sucking or clinging by suction
Verbssuckdraw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
suckdraw something in by or as if by a vacuum
suckattract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
suctionempty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
suctionremove or draw away by the force of suction
English > suction: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningRemove or draw away by the force of suction.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
Similar tosuctionEmpty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
Spanishsorber, succionar
Catalansuccionar, xuclar
Nounssuctionthe act of sucking / sucking
suctiona force over an area produced by a pressure difference
English > suction: 4 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningEmpty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"suction the uterus in an abortion"
Categoryoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Broaderevacuate, void, emptyexcrete or discharge from the body
Similar tosuctionRemove or draw away by the force of suction
Nounssuctionthe act of sucking / sucking
suctiona force over an area produced by a pressure difference

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