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suction

1. the force or condition produced by a pressure difference, as the force holding a suction cap onto a surface
2. the act or process of producing such a force or condition
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suction

1. In plastering, the absorption of water from a plaster finish coat by the base coat (or the base, such as block or gypsum lath), thus providing a better bond and causing it to adhere to the base coat.
2. The adhesion of mortar to bricks.
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Suction dredging benefits a small number of miners, many of whom have expressed contempt for the environment and for Oregon laws.
* lower infection risk for patients and clinical staff coming from the safe and easy handling of the suction bag system
The model dredge has a four inch suction pipe and three inch discharge pipe, and the cutter is 13 inches in diameter at the back ring.
The use of closed suction drainage postoperatively is a common practice that has been shown to reduce, but not prevent seromas3.
Suction regulators are available in analog and digital versions, the company said.
Oronasopharyngeal suction versus no suction in normal, term and vaginally born infants: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
The use of rectal suction biopsy to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease beyond the neonatal period has been recently evaluated.
From Figure 3(a), it is observed that temperature of the fluid increases with increasing values of [lambda] in case of suction and injection, respectively.
A conception of suction stress is introduced in order to modify the formula of effective stress of unsaturated soils.
This new suction cup option for Kenos[R] KVG vacuum grippers is designed to better address certain materials or items that might be particularly difficult to grip.
Furthermore, alveolar flooding often greatly impedes gas exchange, resulting in severe hypoxaemia, compelling the anaesthesiologist to perform an ET suction.
Various rigid angled suction devices also are used to dissect and aspirate pituitary tumor tissue to achieve a complete excision.