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1. suction

noun. ['ˈsʌkʃən'] a force over an area produced by a pressure difference.

Synonyms

  • force per unit area
  • pressure level

Antonyms

  • fill
  • full
  • emptiness

Etymology

  • sugere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Suction

  • reintroduction
  • reconstruction
  • deconstruction
  • overproduction
  • reproduction
  • introduction
  • construction
  • obstruction
  • instruction
  • destruction
  • conduction
  • seduction
  • reduction
  • production
  • induction
  • deduction
  • abduction

How do you pronounce suction?

Pronounce suction as ˈsəkʃən.

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Sentences with suction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Push the slide forward as close to the suction cup as it will go.

Quotes about suction


1. I challenge you to find a more innocuous sentence containing the words sperm, suction, swallow, and any homophone of seaman. And then call me up on the homophone and read it to me.
- Mary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

2. Couples should be able to share their dreams with one another. That’s why for just $69.69, you’ll like what I have to sell you. It’s not just one tube and two suction cups you each attach to your foreheads—it’s the Dream Tunnel.
- Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

3. Overheard at Ashtanga Yoga Class *"I don't know my he left me. I even had a rabbit's food hanging from my dreamcatcher.""Maybe you should've used a little more suction and a few less amulets.
- Beryl Dov

2. suction

verb. ['ˈsʌkʃən'] empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction.

Synonyms

  • evacuate
  • void

Antonyms

  • meaningful
  • thirsty
  • undrained

Etymology

  • sugere (Latin)

3. suction

noun. ['ˈsʌkʃən'] the act of sucking.

Synonyms

  • intake
  • uptake
  • sucking
  • suck
  • ingestion

Antonyms

  • bottlefeed
  • starve
  • emit
  • refrain

Etymology

  • sugere (Latin)
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