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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sucking, suck, suctionnoun

    the act of sucking

Wikipedia

  1. sucking

    Suction is the colloquial term to describe the air pressure differential between areas. Removing air from a space results in a pressure differential. Suction pressure is therefore limited by external air pressure. Even a perfect vacuum cannot suck with more pressure than is available in the surrounding environment. Suctions can form on the sea, for example, when a ship founders. When the pressure in one part of a physical system is reduced relative to another, the fluid in the higher pressure region will exert a force relative to the region of lowered pressure, referred to as pressure-gradient force. Pressure reduction may be static, as in a piston and cylinder arrangement, or dynamic, as in the case of a vacuum cleaner when air flow results in a reduced pressure region. When animals breathe, the diaphragm and muscles around the rib cage cause a change of volume in the lungs. The increased volume of the chest cavity decreases the pressure inside, creating an imbalance with the ambient air pressure, resulting in suction.

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  1. sucking

    Sucking is an action or process that involves creating a vacuum with the mouth, in order to draw in a substance such as liquid or air. It is a natural reflex in many animals, including humans, that is often used for feeding, particularly amongst infants. In a broader sense, it can refer to the act of pulling in or absorbing something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sucking

    of Suck

  2. Suckingadjective

    drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sucking

    The action of the pump when the well is nearly dry, or at least so low at the pump-foot as to admit air.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sucking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sucking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sucking in a Sentence

  1. Steve Hilton:

    This is one of the worst national humiliations we've seen since we went cap-in-hand to the IMF in the 1970s, the truth is that China is a rogue state just as bad as Russia or Iran, and I just don't understand why we're sucking up to them rather than standing up to them as we should be.

  2. State Lands ' Kayli Yardley:

    Here in Utah, we are seeing weather typical of the 1930s during the Dust Bowl. It is so dry, and you have that aridity in the earth, and you get a fire that is sucking all the moisture out of the air. You're going to have these crazy, catastrophic fires.

  3. Michael Raupp:

    You’ve got a creature that spends 17 years in a COVID-like existence, isolated underground sucking on plant sap, right ? In the 17th year these teenagers are going to come out of the earth by the billions if not trillions. They’re going to try to best everything on the planet that wants to eat them during this critical period of the nighttime when they’re just trying to grow up, they’re just trying to be adults, shed that skin, get their wings, go up into the treetops, escape their predators.

  4. Robert Barnett:

    I vividly remember sitting there next to Senator Mondale in the staff chair and Jim Allen was sucking tubes of glucose to keep Jim Allen energy going during the course of Jim Allen long standing talk.

  5. Preston Grinstead:

    In the event lockdowns come back into place, which it's very possible, there's no coming back if he misses two years, and I couldn't take that risk. So, we're sucking it up and paying to send him to private school.

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