, to suck; cf. OF. suction
. See Suck
, v. t.
Suction chamber, the chamber of a pump into which the suction pipe delivers. -- Suction pipe, Suction valve, the induction pipe, and induction valve, of a pump, respectively. -- Suction pump, the common pump, in which the water is raised into the barrel by atmospheric pressure. See Illust. of Pump.
The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air. [1913 Webster]
aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cupping, drafting, drag, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, favor, inhalation, inhalement, inside track, inspiration, interest, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, pull, pumping, siphoning, sniff, sniffle, snuff, snuffle, special favor, suck, sucking, tapping, venesection
reception, admission, admittance, entree, importation, introduction, intromission, immission, ingestion, imbibation, introception, absorption, ingurgitation, inhalation, suction, sucking, eating, drinking, insertion, interjection, introit, admitting, admitted, admissable, absorbent.