Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

siphon

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of siphon

  1. 1 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely <I let the stranded motorist siphon some of my gas so he could be on his way> Synonyms bleed, draft, draw (off), pump, drain (also syphon), tapRelated Words milk; suck; clear, empty, evacuate, exhaust, vacate, vacuate, void; decant, effuse; deplete; clean, flush, purgeNear Antonyms bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wet; deluge, drown, flood, inundate, overflow; submerge, swampAntonyms fill

  2. 2 to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway <investigators discovered that the so-called charitable organization was siphoning funds to a terrorist group> Synonyms canalize, channelize, conduct, direct, funnel, pipe, channel (also syphon)Related Words carry, convey, transmit; concentrate, consolidate, focus



Variants of siphon

also syphon


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up siphon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez kittly-benders duvet spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ