HyperDic: evacuation

English > 3 senses of the word evacuation:
NOUNactevacuation, emptying, voidancethe act of removing the contents of something
actevacuationthe act of evacuating
processevacuation, elimination, excretion, excreting, voidingthe bodily process of discharging waste matter
evacuation > pronunciation
Soundsihvae.kyahwey'shahn; iyvae'kyahwey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > evacuation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of removing the contents of something.
Synonymsemptying, voidance
Narrowerdrain, drainageEmptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
Broaderremoval, remotionThe act of removing
Spanishevacuación, vaciado
Catalanbuidatge, evacuació
Verbsevacuateexcrete or discharge from the body
evacuateempty completely
English > evacuation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection.
InstancesDunkirk, DunkerqueAn amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
Narrowermedical evacuation, medevac, medivacThe evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care
BroaderwithdrawalThe act of withdrawing
Spanishevacuación
Catalanevacuació
Verbsevacuatemove people from their homes / homes or country
evacuatemove out of an unsafe location into safety
English > evacuation: 3 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe bodily process of discharging waste matter.
Synonymselimination, excretion, excreting, voiding
Narrowerdefecation, laxation, shittingThe elimination of fecal waste through the anus
incontinence, incontinencyinvoluntary urination or defecation
micturition, urinationThe discharge of urine
Broaderdischarge, emission, expellingAny of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
Spanishdefecación, deposición, deyección, evacuación, excreción
Catalandefecació, dejecció, deposició, ejecció, evacuació, excreció
Verbsevacuateexcrete or discharge from the body

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