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siphon

si·phon

siphon

 
 
pronunciation:
saI fn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tube or pipe used to suck a liquid over the top of its container and into a lower one by means of air pressure.
similar words:
drain
definition 2: a projecting tube, as in squid and shellfish, through which sea water is taken in and expelled.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: siphoned, siphoning, siphons
definition: to draw off or convey with, or as if with, a siphon.
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  mollusk, water