See also: évacuation
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion, especially for safety.
- Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc.
- The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.
- 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.
- 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 561:
- A large evening meal, deep sleep in a better bed than hers, a full evacuation, a hot bath (her own house had only a cold shower), a breakfast of bacon and eggs and sausages from Crabbe's boy — these had smoothed and restored her.
- That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Quincy to this entry?)
- Abolition; nullification.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)
act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion, especially for safety.
Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town
act of emptying
act of leaving a place for protection
voidance of matter by natural passages of body