Evacuate

Definition of Evacuate

E`vac´u`ate
v. t.1.To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
[imp. & p. p. Evacuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Evacuating.]
2.Fig.: To make empty; to deprive.
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.
- Burke.
5.To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage.
v. i.1.To let blood
2.to expel stool from the bowels; to defecate.

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