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Meaning of EVACUATE

Pronunciation:  i'vakyoo`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  excrete or discharge from the body
  2. [v]  empty completely; "evacuate the bottle"
  3. [v]  create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.)
  4. [v]  move out of an unsafe location into safety; "After the earthquake, residents were evacuated"
  5. [v]  move people from their homes or country

EVACUATE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: empty, exhaust, void
 See Also: displace, egest, eliminate, empty, excrete, force out, move, pass, suction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*vac"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evacuated}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Evacuating}.] [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to
    empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See
    1. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of;
       as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
    2. Fig.: To make empty; to deprive. [R.]
             Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important
             meaning.                              --Coleridge.
    3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the
       contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
    4. To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers
       from a country, city, or fortress.
             The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
    5. To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a
       contract or marriage. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  2. \E*vac"u*ate\, v. i.
    To let blood [Obs.] --Burton.
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