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Definition of 'siphon'


  1. 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
       Synonyms: syphon
  2. a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
       Synonyms: syphon


  1. convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
       Synonyms: syphon siphon off
  2. move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action; "siphon gas into the tank"

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