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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A force over an area produced by a pressure difference v. - Empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of pulling; Remove or draw away by the force of pulling.

Usage examples (33)
  • suction the uterus in an abortion
  • The doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs
  • The suction from the hole resulted in several helicopter crashes and therefore flight above the hole is now prohibited.
  • One is called suction assisted liposuction, or SAL. for more
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