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  • suctional — adj. of or pertaining to suction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suctional stop — noun see suction stop * * * suction stop or suctional stop noun (phonetics) A stop consonant in which the contact of the articulating organs is followed by an inrush of air, a click or implosive • • • Main Entry: ↑suction …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction — suctional, adj. /suk sheuhn/, n. 1. the act, process, or condition of sucking. 2. the force that, by a pressure differential, attracts a substance or object to the region of lower pressure. 3. the act or process of producing such a force. v.t. 4 …   Universalium

  • suction stop — noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu) • Syn: ↑click • Derivationally related forms: ↑click (for: ↑click) • Hypernyms: ↑stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction — I. noun Etymology: Late Latin suction , suctio, from Latin sugere to suck more at suck Date: 1626 1. the act or process of sucking 2. a. the act or process of exerting a force upon a solid, liquid, or gaseous body by reason of reduced air… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Implosion (mechanical process) — Implosion is a process in which objects are destroyed by collapsing in on themselves. The opposite of explosion, implosion concentrates matter and energy. An example of implosion is a submarine being crushed from the outside by the hydrostatic… …   Wikipedia

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