Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of evacuating or the condition of being evacuated.
  • noun Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.
  • noun The material so discharged.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of evacuating or exhausting; the act of emptying or clearing of contents; clearance by removal or withdrawal, as of an army or garrison: as, the evacuation of the bowels; the evacuation of a theater, or of a besieged town.
  • noun A diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means; depletion.
  • noun Abolition.
  • noun That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means: as, dark-colored evacuations.

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

  • noun The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging.
  • noun (Mil.) Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc.
  • noun (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.
  • noun That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
  • noun obsolete Abolition; nullification.
  • noun the anniversary of the day on which the British army evacuated the city of New York, November 25, 1783.

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

  • noun The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.
  • noun Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc.
  • 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.
  • noun The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
  • noun That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
  • noun Abolition; nullification.

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

  • noun the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • noun the act of removing the contents of something
  • noun the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

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Examples

  • "This is the first time I am using the term 'evacuation,' " the governor said, the Associated Press reported.

    Bangkok Evacuates Two Flooding Districts

  • "This is the first time I am using the term 'evacuation,' the first time I'm really asking you to leave," Sukhumbhand said.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • "When you hear the word 'evacuation center,' you have little flashes of bad things from movies," said Ms. Gonzalez, who lives in Coney Island, one of the low-lying areas in that were under the city's mandatory evacuation order.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This is the first time I am using the term evacuation, the first time I'm really asking you to leave.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Typhoons aside, the word "evacuation" is one with which Japan has been increasingly forced to familiarise itself over the past six months due to other unrelated but significantly more deadly natural disasters.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He said that what he called "evacuation theology," or the idea that "Jesus is your ticket to somewhere else," is dangerous because it can cause people to miss Christ's message about how to live in such harmony with God that you are creating a heaven on Earth.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The next section covers what we call the evacuation and rescue, that if a train does get stuck in a tunnel, what are the learning points and what needs to be done?

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  • The next section covers what we call the evacuation and rescue, that if a train does get stuck in a tunnel, what are the learning points and what needs to be done?

    euronews

  • The next section covers what we call the evacuation and rescue, that if a train does get stuck in a tunnel, what are the learning points and what needs to be done?

    euronews

  • The next section covers what we call the evacuation and rescue, that if a train does get stuck in a tunnel, what are the learning points and what needs to be done?

    euronews

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