verb (used with object)
- sucre, antonio josé de,
- sucrose polyester,
- suction and curettage,
- suction cup,
- suction drainage,
- suction lipectomy,
- suction pump
Origin of suction
Examples from the Web for suction
The tube was to be inserted so it could suction out the blood and air packed in the chest and prevent the lung from collapsing.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns|Jimmy Breslin|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are 91 suction and 91 delivery valves at each end of the pump.
The example chosen for illustration has suction pipes, which permit the turbine to be placed above the tail-water level.
If suction pipe was very hot would blow water back into tank and let suction fill with cold water.The Traveling Engineers' Association|Anonymous
Word Origin for suction
1620s, from Late Latin suctionem (nominative suctio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin sugere "to suck" (see suck).