Definition of Evacuation

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

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

2. Noun. The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection.
Generic synonyms: Withdrawal
Specialized synonyms: Medevac, Medical Evacuation, Medivac
Specialized synonyms: Dunkerque, Dunkirk
Derivative terms: Evacuate, Evacuate

3. Noun. The bodily process of discharging waste matter.

Definition of Evacuation

1. n. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging.

Definition of Evacuation

1. Noun. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum. ¹

2. Noun. Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection ¹

5. Noun. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means. ¹

6. Noun. Abolition; nullification. ¹

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Definition of Evacuation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Evacuation

1. An emptying, as of the bowels. Origin: L. Evacuatio = to empty (11 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Evacuation

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Literary usage of Evacuation

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"This language is very peculiar, and shows plainly that, although Congress at the time of passing the law was certain of the fact of evacuation by the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"For instance, a little difference in the tune of evacuation in the two positions, a rapid emptying in both left and right positions, points to hypermobility ..."

3. My Diaries: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, 1888-1914 by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1921)
"I agree entirely with Mr. Gladstone when he hopes that Lord Salisbury rather than himself may negotiate the evacuation. Mr. Gladstone's position abroad will ..."

4. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1875)
"CONVENTION between Great Britain, (Austria, Prussia, Russia], and France, for the evacuation of the French Territory by the Allied Troops. ..."

5. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1900)
"Congress took into Consideration the Report of the Committee on the mode of conducting the Enquiry into the Causes of the evacuation of Ticonderoga and ..."

6. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"evacuation Routes evacuation routes should be established. An outside assembly area for evacuated personnel should be designated, with plans for taking roll ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The question of the evacuation of France was immediately raised, ... At the very first meeting of the Conference the principle of evacuation was agreed to; ..."

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