AskDefine | Define evacuation

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of removing the contents of something [syn: emptying, voidance]
2 the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
3 the bodily process of discharging waste matter [syn: elimination, excretion, excreting, voiding]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging.
  2. Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
  5. Abolition; nullification.

Related terms


the act of emptying
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 搬空
  • Dutch: evacuatie
  • French: évacuation
  • German: Evakuierung
  • Greek: εκκένωση
  • Italian: evacuamento
  • Japanese: 避難
  • Korean: 철수 (cheolsu)
  • Norwegian: evakuering
  • Portuguese: evacuação
  • Russian: опорожнение
  • Spanish: evacuación

Extensive Definition

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See also

power Evacuation : the excess power generation from generator due to rare abnormal environmental conditions

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