1. the act of removing the contents of something (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑emptying, ↑voidance
Derivationally related forms: ↑evacuate, ↑void (for: ↑voidance), ↑empty (for: ↑emptying)
Hypernyms: ↑removal, ↑remotion
Hyponyms: ↑drain, ↑drainage
2. the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑evacuate
Hypernyms: ↑withdrawal
Hyponyms: ↑medical evacuation, ↑medevac, ↑medivac
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Dunkirk, ↑Dunkerque
3. the bodily process of discharging waste matter
Syn: ↑elimination, ↑excretion, ↑excreting, ↑voiding
Derivationally related forms: ↑void (for: ↑voiding), ↑excrete (for: ↑excreting), ↑excrete (for: ↑excretion), ↑evacuate, ↑eliminate (for: ↑elimination)
Hypernyms: ↑discharge, ↑emission, ↑expelling

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