Definition of suction verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suction

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃn//
 
suction something(specialist)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suction
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃn//
 
he / she / it suctions
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃnz//
 
past simple suctioned
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃnd//
 
past participle suctioned
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃnd//
 
-ing form suctioning
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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to remove air or liquid from a space or container so that something else can be sucked into it or so that two surfaces can stick together

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