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Meaning of emptying by Wiktionary Dictionary

emptying


    Verb

    emptying

    1. Present participle of to empty .


Explanation of emptying by Wordnet Dictionary

emptying


    Noun
    1. the act of removing the contents of something



    Definition of emptying by GCIDE Dictionary

    emptying


    1. Empty, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emptied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emptying.] To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, “to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.”

      The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth. Eccl. xi. 3.

    2. Emptying, n.
      1. The act of making empty. Shak.

      2. pl. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast. [U.S.]