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suction

[suhk-shuh n] /ˈsʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or condition of sucking.
2.
the force that, by a pressure differential, attracts a substance or object to the region of lower pressure.
3.
the act or process of producing such a force.
verb (used with object)
4.
to draw out or remove by aspiration.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin sūctiōn- (stem of sūctiō) a sucking, equivalent to Latin sūct(us) (past participle of sūgere to suck) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
suctional, adjective
nonsuction, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsuction

suction

/ˈsʌkʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of sucking
2.
the force or condition produced by a pressure difference, as the force holding a suction cap onto a surface
3.
the act or process of producing such a force or condition
Derived Forms
suctional, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin suctiō a sucking, from Latin sūgere to suck
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Word Origin and History for nonsuction

suction

n.

1620s, from Late Latin suctionem (nominative suctio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin sugere "to suck" (see suck).

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nonsuction in Science
suction
  (sŭk'shən)   
  1. A force acting on a fluid caused by difference in pressure between two regions, tending to make the fluid flow from the region of higher pressure to the region of lower pressure.

  2. The act of reducing pressure to create such a force, as by the use of a pump or fan.


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Slang definitions & phrases for nonsuction

suction

noun

Influence; drag, pull (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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