noun, verb (used with or without object)
- syphilitic roseola,
- syr darya,
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of siphon
Examples from the Web for syphoning
Repeat washing, cooling and syphoning processes until the wash water is no longer acid.Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
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.