Definition of Emptying

1. Noun. The act of removing the contents of something.

Exact synonyms: Evacuation, Voidance
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Drain, Drainage
Derivative terms: Empty, Empty, Evacuate, Evacuate, Void



Definition of Emptying

1. n. The act of making empty.

Definition of Emptying

1. Verb. Present participle of ''to empty.'' ¹

2. Noun. The act by which something is emptied. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emptying

1. empty [v] - See also: empty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emptying

empty promises
empty sella
empty sella syndrome
empty set
empty space
empty spaces
empty suit
empty suits
empty sum
empty sums
empty talk
empty the bench
empty the tank
empty vessels make the most sound
empty words
emptying (current term)
emptyings
emptyish
emptyses
emptysis
empugn
empugned
empugning
empugns
empurple
empurpled
empurples
empurpling
empusa
empusas

Literary usage of Emptying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman (1889)
"emptying AND FILLING A CANAL LOCK. A canal lock Is emptied by opening one ... Then in the formula of the last article, h = o, and the time of emptying the ..."

2. Physiology and biochemistry in modern medicene by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"Prom these considerations it may be seen that the peristaltic waves in the duodenum which hasten the emptying of the cap by the withdrawal of its contents ..."

3. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"The filling and emptying of the chamber is regulated by valves or wickets placed in the lock gates, or in culverts in the masonry. ..."

4. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1921)
"109 DRIP USING "Y" AND TWO GATES MAY BE USED WITHOUT emptying LINE MJ CUMMINGS, ... By using two gates, drip repairs can be made without emptying the line, ..."

5. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"... four of the eight boilers exploded with a thunderous crash, and the whole forward third of the boat was hoisted toward the sky ! emptying THE WOOD-FLAT. ..."

6. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Henry Taylor Bovey (1901)
"emptying and Filling a Canal Lock.—When the licad varies, as in filling or emptying a reservoir or a lock, in filling a vessel by means of an orifice under ..."

7. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Henry Taylor Bovey (1901)
"emptying and Filling a Canal Lock.—When the head varies, as in filling or emptying a reservoir or a lock, in filling a vessel by means of an orifice under ..."

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