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English noun: suction

1. suction (phenomenon) a force over an area produced by a pressure difference

Broader (hypernym)force per unit area, pressure, pressure level

2. suction (act) the act of sucking

Synonymssuck, sucking

Broader (hypernym)consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

English verb: suction

1. suction (motion) remove or draw away by the force of suction

SamplesThe doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Verb groupsuction

2. suction (body) empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction

SamplesSuction the uterus in an abortion.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empty, evacuate, void

Verb groupsuction

Domain categoryoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

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