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Definition 1: the act of sucking - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suction in the sense of this definition

(suction is a kind of ...) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Definition 2: a force over an area produced by a pressure difference - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(suction is a kind of ...) the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

"the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"

Definition 3: empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction - [verb of body]

Samples where suction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suction the uterus in an abortion

(suction is a kind of ...) excrete or discharge from the body

(suction has a similar meaning as ...) remove or draw away by the force of suction

"the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"

(suction belongs to category ...) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

Definition 4: remove or draw away by the force of suction - [verb of motion]

Samples where suction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs

(suction has a similar meaning as ...) empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction

"suction the uterus in an abortion"

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