siphon

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Synonyms for siphon

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

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

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

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

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The valve has been modified to try to prevent siphonage of blood or peritoneal fluid when the patient lies down or bends over.
They protect drinking water systems against back pressure, back flow and back siphonage, ensuring compliance with relevant water regulations.
Old water pipe - some in the ground for 50 years or more - is deteriorating, leaking precious drinking water into the ground and allowing back siphonage that often contains dangerous contaminants.