suction etymology

English word suction comes from Proto-Indo-European *sewe-

Detailed word origin of suction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*suk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to suck
suctum Latin (lat)
suction English (eng) To create an imbalance in pressure between one space and another in order to draw matter between the spaces.. To draw out the contents of a space. (dentistry) A device for removing patients saliva during dental operations, saliva ejector.. (informal) influence; "pull".. The principle of physics by which matter is drawn from one space into another because the pressure inside the second space [...]

Words with the same origin as suction

Descendants of *sewe-
assure cocksucker ensure homesick seasick sew sewer sewing sick sickness soak soap sook soup sow suck sucker sup supper sure survey