Emptying
Emptying \Emp"ty*ing\, n. 1. The act of making empty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Emptying — Empty Emp ty, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emptied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emptying}.] To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emptying — emp·ty·ing (empґte ing) evacuation …   Medical dictionary

  • emptying — Synonyms and related words: aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, cupping, defecation, depletion, discharging cargo, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, egress, elimination, evacuation, excretion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • emptying — emp·ty || emptɪ v. remove the contents of, make empty adj. containing nothing; without people; hollow, meaningless n. container devoid of contents …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emptying — noun the act of removing the contents of something • Syn: ↑voidance, ↑evacuation • Derivationally related forms: ↑evacuate (for: ↑evacuation), ↑void (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stomach emptying study — Also called a gastric emptying study, this test evaluates the emptying of food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food or both are mixed with a small amount of radioactive… …   Medical dictionary

  • Study, gastric emptying — A gastric emptying study evaluates the emptying of food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food or both are mixed with a small amount of radioactive material. A scanner (acting… …   Medical dictionary

  • Study, stomach emptying — Also called a gastric emptying study, this test evaluates the emptying of food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food or both are mixed with a small amount of radioactive… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gastric emptying study — A gastric emptying study evaluates the emptying of food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food or both are mixed with a small amount of radioactive material. A scanner (acting… …   Medical dictionary

  • self-emptying — /sɛlf ˈɛmptiɪŋ/ (say self empteeing), / ˈɛmti / (say emtee ) adjective emptying by oneself or itself …   Australian English dictionary

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