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English noun: siphon

1. siphon (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. siphon (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: siphon

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

Synonymssiphon off, syphon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, take out

2. siphon (contact) move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action

SamplesSiphon gas into the tank.

ExamplesThe women siphon water into the bowl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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