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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


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


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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