What is a siphon?

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A siphon is a tube that is used to pass fluid upward from a storage place and then downwards to a minor level by gravity. This fluid is made to go into the tube by atmospheric pressure.
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si·phon
[sahy-fuhn]
NOUN
1.
a tube or conduit bent into legs of unequal length, for use in drawing a liquid from one container into another on a lower level by placing the shorter leg into the container above and the longer leg into the one below, the liquid being forced up the shorter leg and into the longer one by the pressure of the atmosphere.
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3.
a projecting tubular part of some animals, especially certain mollusks, through which liquid enters or leaves the body.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT), VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT)
4.
to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes followed by off): to siphon water; to siphon off profits into a secret bank account.
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