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Noun: suction  súk-shun
  1. A force over an area produced by a pressure difference
     
  2. The act of sucking
    - sucking, suck
Verb: suction  súk-shun
  1. Remove or draw away by the force of suction
    "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs"
     
  2. Empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
    "suction the uterus in an abortion"

Derived forms: suctions, suctioning, suctioned

Type of: consumption, empty, evacuate, force per unit area, ingestion, intake, pressure, pressure level, uptake, void

Encyclopedia: Suction