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Meaning of evacuation by Wiktionary Dictionary

evacuation


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Noun

    evacuation ( plural: evacuations )

    1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum .
    2. Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc .
    3. Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means .
    4. The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
    5. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means .
    6. Abolition; nullification .

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Explanation of evacuation by Wordnet Dictionary

evacuation


    Noun
    1. the act of evacuating

    2. the act of removing the contents of something

    3. the bodily process of discharging waste matter



    Definition of evacuation by GCIDE Dictionary

    evacuation


    1. Evacuation n. [L. evacuatio: cf. F. évacuation.]
      1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging. Specifically: ( Mil. ) Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc. ( Med. ) Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.

      2. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means. Quincy.

      3. Abolition; nullification. [Obs.] Hooker.

      Evacuation day, the anniversary of the day on which the British army evacuated the city of New York, November 25, 1783.