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Physical ActionPlay
Suction as a force often involves a physical action that causes a vacuum. SlideUsing suction, the octopus attaches itself firmly to the rock.
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Not Always VisiblePlay
Suction happens even when you can't see the force, like in syringes or toilets. SlideThe plunger created suction that cleared the clog in the toilet.
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Common MisusePlay
Don't confuse 'suction' with 'adhesion'; suction involves vacuum force, not sticky surfaces. SlideThe gecko's feet use adhesion, not suction, to cling to surfaces.