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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin sipho 'pipe, tube', from Greek siphon

siphon

1 noun
     
si‧phon1 also syphon British English [countable]
1TD a bent tube used for getting liquid out of a container, used by holding one end of the tube at a lower level than the end in the container
2 also soda siphonDFD a type of bottle for holding soda water, which is forced out of the bottle using gas pressure
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