Definitions for: Evacuate

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

E*vac"u*ate, v. i.
To let blood [Obs.] --Burton.

Synonyms: empty, exhaust, void

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

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