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See definition of pumping on Dictionary.com
  • verbdraw or push out
  • verbquestion relentlessly

synonyms for pumping

  • drain
  • draw
  • inject
  • pour
  • push
  • send
  • siphon
  • supply
  • tap
  • dilate
  • distend
  • draft
  • drive
  • elevate
  • empty
  • force
  • inflate
  • swell
  • bail out
  • blow up
  • draw off
  • drive out
  • force out
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antonyms for pumping

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  • compress
  • contract
  • deflate
  • lessen
  • shrink
  • answer
  • reply
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How to use pumping in a sentence

The more natural the movement and suction, the easier it is for a pumping mom.
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Key to this fluid pumping are signaling molecules made in the flies’ brains.
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The excessive pumping of water from under the ground to provide for that population, combined with wastewater contamination, has left 97% of water in Gaza’s coastal aquifer—its only freshwater source—unfit for human consumption.
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Watt's first pumping engine was started at Bloomfield Colliery, March 8, 1776.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
They may be made both winding and pumping engines at the same time, if so required.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Trevithick was equally ready with the application of steam-power either for pumping of water or for boring and removing rock.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Then some genius steadied the wind pressure by pumping air into a reservoir partly filled with water.
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Wheal Concord pumping engine, in 1827 had a similar air-pump.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
A high-pressure pumping engine was at work at Greenwich, and some were at work in Cornwall.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
This high-pressure puffer pumping engine at Greenwich, in 1803, worked a pump of 18 inches in diameter.
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