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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suction  \Suc"tion\,  n.  [L.  sugere  suctum,  to  suck;  cf  OF 
  suction.  See  {Suck},  v.  t.] 
  The  act  or  process  of  sucking;  the  act  of  drawing,  as  fluids, 
  by  exhausting  the  air. 
  {Suction  chamber},  the  chamber  of  a  pump  into  which  the 
  suction  pipe  delivers. 
  {Suction  pipe},  {Suction  valve},  the  induction  pipe,  and 
  induction  valve,  of  a  pump,  respectively. 
  {Suction  pump},  the  common  pump,  in  which  the  water  is  raised 
  into  the  barrel  by  atmospheric  pressure.  See  Illust.  of 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  force  over  an  area  produced  by  a  pressure  difference 
  2:  the  act  of  sucking  [syn:  {sucking},  {suck}] 

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