Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging.
  • n. Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc.
  • n. 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.
  • n. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
  • n. Abolition; nullification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means; depletion.
  • n. Abolition.
  • n. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means: as, dark-colored evacuations.

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

  • n. the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • n. the act of removing the contents of something
  • n. 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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?

    euronews

  • An association for Tamils in Switzerland, the Tamil Forum, released a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemning what it called the evacuation of civilians in Sri Lanka and their placing in "army detention camps".

    Top Stories - Google News

  • The evac insurance with Triple AAA also covers a certain amount for evacuation from the country if the State Department should issue a warning that US citizens return to their home country.

    insurances (health)

  • The evacuation is not the intended or directly willed result, but the side effect, of some legitimate procedure.

    ProWomanProLife » Photos in the womb

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