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suction

suc·tion

suction

 
pronunciation:
suhk shn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of sucking.
definition 2: the force that draws an object or fluid into a partial or complete vacuum.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing suction.
definition 2: functioning through suction.
a suction pump
derivation: suctional (adj.)