suction

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun a force that causes a fluid or solid to be drawn into a space because of the difference between the external and internal pressures

Construction

  • The absorption of water from a plaster finish coat by the base coat, gypsum block, or gypsum lath, functioning to increase bond and promote better adhesion to the base.
  • The adhesion of mortar to brick.
  • A vacuum effect created when wind load on a building creates a load in an outward direction.

Medical

  • noun a force created by the action of sucking
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