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siphonage

[sahy-fuh-nij]
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noun
  1. the action of a siphon.

Origin of siphonage

First recorded in 1850–55; siphon + -age
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Examples from the Web for siphonage

Historical Examples

  • A condition somewhat similar, but acting in a reverse way, is presented in what is commonly termed "siphonage."

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

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siphonage in Medicine

siphonage

(sīfə-nĭj)
n.
  1. The emptying of a cavity, such as the stomach, by means of a siphon.
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