suction pump

noun

: a common pump in which the liquid to be raised is pushed by atmospheric pressure into the partial vacuum under a retreating valved piston on the upstroke and reflux is prevented by a check valve in the pipe

Examples of suction pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain Volkswagen Group models Volkswagen Group, which makes Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, among others, recalled approximately 261,000 vehicles over potentially faulty fuel tank suction pumps. Rob Wile, NBC News, 12 Mar. 2024 Volkswagen is recalling approximately 261,000 vehicles over potentially faulty fuel tank suction pumps. Rob Wile, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 Dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2024 Dealers will replace the suction pump free of charge, NHTSA added. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2024 About 550 gallons of fuel oil was recovered at the site of the spill with suction pumps. Eula Calahan, Arkansas Online, 18 July 2023 Manual pumps include both handle pumps and natural suction pumps like the Haakaa, and require no battery, electricity or outlet to work. Jamie Spain and Rachel Rothman, goodhousekeeping.com, 10 June 2023 The suction pump installed at the end of the robotic arm has also been improved, which has higher adaptability and stability when working with different robotic arms. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Mar. 2023 Its top-suction pump design greatly minimizes air locks and clogging from debris in the bottom of the pit. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suction pump was in 1825

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“Suction pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suction%20pump. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

suction pump

noun
: a common pump in which the liquid to be raised is pushed by atmospheric pressure into the partial vacuum under a retreating valved piston on the upstroke and reflux is prevented by a valve in the pipe that permits flow in only one direction see stomach pump

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