verb (used with or without object)
- sioux state,
- sioux war,
- siphon bottle,
Origin of siphon
Examples from the Web for siphoned
Though the Post has the top job site in Washington, competitors like Monster and Craigslist have siphoned off much of the revenue.Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth Offers the ‘Story Behind the Story’|Eleanor Clift|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Investigators believe Taylor siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars out of Liberia —and engaged in the blood diamond trade.War Criminal Charles Taylor’s Daughter Defends Her Dad|Robtel Neajai Pailey|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The clear water is then siphoned or poured off and the glaze is ready for use.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
Could he have siphoned the water from one reservoir to the other?Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Its weight may be inferred from the fact that it can be siphoned, or poured like water, from one vessel downward into another.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
When the other tank, which is below the level and to one side, gets full of water, the fluid is siphoned out.The Motor Boys in Mexico|Clarence Young
The whole is well stirred from time to time for 48 hours, and the clear liquor is siphoned off from the precipitate.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Word Origin for siphon
late 14c., from Latin sipho (genitive siphonis) "a siphon," from Greek siphon "pipe, tube for drawing wine from a cask," of unknown origin. Related: Siphonal.
1859, from siphon (n.). Figurative sense of "to draw off, divert" is recorded from 1940. Related: Siphoned; siphoning.