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To remove or move liquid

aspirate

verb

to remove liquid from inside someone’s body, usually with a needle or syringe

bleed

verb

to remove liquid, gas, chemicals etc from a machine’s system

blot

verb

to remove liquid from the surface of something using a piece of paper or cloth

dehydrate

verb

to remove the water from food as a way of preserving it

drain

verb

to let liquid flow away from something

drain

verb

to get rid of the water in an area of land so that it can be used for farming or building on

draw off

to take some of the liquid out of something

dry

verb

to remove the water from something by wiping it, heating it, or blowing air onto it

dry off

if something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the water dries or is wiped from its surface

express

verb

to force a liquid out of something

mop

verb

to wipe sweat from your face with a cloth when you are very hot or ill

squeeze

verb

to press something such as a liquid out of something

suck

verb

to pull air or liquid somewhere

suction

noun

the process of sucking air or a liquid from somewhere by creating a space without air that it can flow into

wipe

verb

to remove dirt or liquid from something, using a cloth or your hands

wipe up

to remove a liquid from a surface using a cloth

wring

verb

to twist and squeeze something in order to remove liquid from it

draw water

to take water from a well (=a deep hole in the ground)

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