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siphonage

[sahy-fuh-nij] /ˈsaɪ fə nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the action of a siphon.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; siphon + -age
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Examples from the web for siphonage
  • There are two types of backflow: back-siphonage and backpressure.
  • Because no external drain is necessary, the possibility of contamination through back-siphonage is eliminated.
  • There are two types of backflow: backpressure backflow and back-siphonage.
  • There are two types of backflows: back siphonage and back pressure.
  • All plumbing work must be free of cross-connections and siphonage between fixtures.
  • Backflow occurs when the normal flow direction of the water system is reversed due to back pressure or back siphonage.
  • When the flow of water stops the air inlet valve falls and forms a check against back-siphonage.
  • Plumbing is installed to prevent back siphonage or backflow.
siphonage in Medicine

siphonage si·phon·age (sī'fə-nĭj)
n.
The emptying of a cavity, such as the stomach, by means of a siphon.

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