Definition of Siphon in English :

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Siphon meaning in English

Meaning of Siphon in English

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Siphon pronunciation in English

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1. siphon, syphon

a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube

2. siphon, syphon

a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled


3. siphon, siphon off, syphon

convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon

4. siphon

move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action

Example Sentences:
'siphon gas into the tank'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of siphon
a tube placed with one end at a certain level in a vessel of liquid and the other end outside the vessel below this level, so that liquid pressure forces the liquid through the tube and out of the vessel by gravity
2.  soda siphon
3. zoology
any of various tubular organs in different aquatic animals, such as molluscs and elasmobranch fishes, through which a fluid, esp water, passes
4. (often foll by off)
to pass or draw off through or as if through a siphon

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see synonyms of siphon
a bent tube used for carrying liquid from a reservoir over the top edge of its container to a point below the surface of the reservoir: the tube must be filled, as by suction, before flow will start
siphon bottle
a tubelike organ in some animals, as cuttlefishes, used for drawing in or ejecting liquids
verb transitive
to draw off or carry through or as through a siphon
verb intransitive
to pass through a siphon

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of siphon
1. A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
2. Zoology A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
v. si·phoned, si·phon·ing, si·phons also sy·phoned or sy·phon·ing or sy·phons
1. To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.
2. To take or transfer (something), often illicitly: siphon money from an account; siphon customers from a competitor.
To pass through a siphon.

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