Vacuate \Vac"u*ate\, v. t. [L. vacuatus, p. p. of vacuare to empty, from vacuus empty. See {Vacant}.] To make void, or empty. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • vacuate — verb To empty, to clear out. Mr. Toynbee recommends, in cases of ruptured membrane tympani, directing the stream of water [in syringing] through the orifice of the membrane into the tympanum in oder to vacuate the latter cavity of its contents.… …   Wiktionary

  • vacuate — vac·u·ate …   English syllables

  • vacuate — ˈvakyəˌwāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin vacuatus, past participle of vacuare to empty, from vacuus empty archaic : evacuate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Beutel — 1. Alte beüdel schliessen übel. – Tappius, 8a; Lehmann, II, 26, 22; Henisch, 357; Simrock, 1060; Tunn., 20, 1; Grimm, I, 1751; Sutor, 646. Holl.: Olde budelen sluten qualic. (Fallersleben, 577.) – Oude beurzen sluiten niet wel. (Harrebomée, I, 53 …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • vacuation — vacūāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑vacuate …   Useful english dictionary

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