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English noun: syphon

1. syphon (artifact) a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube


Synonymssiphon


Broader (hypernym)tube, tubing

2. syphon (animal) a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled


Synonymssiphon


Broader (hypernym)organ


Domain categoryzoological science, zoology


English verb: syphon

1. syphon (motion) convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon


Synonymssiphon, siphon off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, take out









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