Synonyms of shunt


1. shunt, passage, passageway

usage: a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"

2. shunt, electrical shunt, bypass, conductor

usage: a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

3. shunt, implant

usage: implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body


1. shunt, transfer, shift

usage: transfer to another track, of trains

2. shunt, deviate

usage: provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

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