from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making empty.
  • noun That which is emptied out; specifically , in the United States, a preparation of yeast from the less of beer, cider, etc., for leavening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making empty.
  • noun U.S. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of to empty.
  • noun The act by which something is emptied.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of removing the contents of something


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  • We will get a chance for sweeping reform, but will find no joy in emptying the dust pan.

    Stimulus money needs to be spent faster, Dems say

  • Oreck next maintained that many of its challenged statements were nonactionable puffery: (1) the Dyson is “bulky”; (2) the Oreck vacuum emits “no puff” of dust when it is emptied; (3) the Dyson bin emptying process is “messy” and the Dyson filter is “not sanitary” and a “dirty little secret”; and (4) the XL Ultra 4120 weighs “only nine pounds,” while the weight of the DC14 is “backbreaking.”

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  • During that time we are able to measure the rate at which the gallbladder empties, and determine if emptying is normal.

    DSIDA (Hepatobiliary) Scan

  • Regardless of the amount involved, gastric emptying is not indicated for accidental ingestion of a hydrocarbon lacking systemic toxicity.

    Hydrocarbon Ingestion

  • Later, you drive up to the front door with your rental van and begin emptying the shelves.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Rhetoric of Opposition

  • The frequently cited amount of 1mL./kg. as the indication for gastric emptying is not supported by animal studies. 2,4

    Hydrocarbon Ingestion

  • Most everybody puts a plastic bag in the bathroom basket as a liner, so emptying is just a matter of lifting out the plastic bag and tying it up.

    Bugs and Wastebasket W.C.

  • Duke had just produced its last-minute comeback against Maryland when the topic of conversation in emptying Cole Field House quickly began to change with one question: Have you heard about Oklahoma State? - Season of many emotions ends

  • In the last century some divines advanced a modification of this ancient theory, naming it the Kenotic or Self-emptying Theory, from the Greek word used by St. Paul in the phrase, "He _emptied_ Himself."

    Some Christian Convictions A Practical Restatement in Terms of Present-Day Thinking

  • And when we speak about the Word, we use the terms emptying, incarnation, becoming man, humility and the like: and these, as we said, are imposed on the Word and God through the flesh.

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