syphon

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈsaɪfən/

Noun[change]

Singular
syphon

Plural
syphons

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  1. A syphon is a bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which gravity moves the liquid from one reservoir to another.
  2. (biology) A syphon is a tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.

Verb[change]

Plain form
syphon

Third-person singular
syphons

Past tense
syphoned

Past participle
syphoned

Present participle
syphoning

  1. (transitive) If you syphon something, you transfer liquid through a syphon.
    He used a rubber tube to syphonpetrol from the car's fuel tank.
  2. (transitive) (figurative) If you syphon something, you steal in small amounts.