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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

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