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 for Suction chamber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suction \Suc"tion\, n. [L. sugere, suctum, to suck; cf. OF.
     suction. See Suck, v. t.]
     The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids,
     by exhausting the air.
     [1913 Webster]
     Suction chamber, the chamber of a pump into which the
        suction pipe delivers.
     Suction pipe, Suction valve, the induction pipe, and
        induction valve, of a pump, respectively.
     Suction pump, the common pump, in which the water is raised
        into the barrel by atmospheric pressure. See Illust. of
        [1913 Webster]

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