Definition of siphon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also syphon) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪfn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪfn//
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a tube that is used to move liquid from one container down into another, lower container Word Originlate Middle English: from French, or via Latin from Greek siphōn ‘pipe’. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
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