Evacuate E*vac"u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evacuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evacuating}.] [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See {Vacate}.] 1. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To make empty; to deprive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels. [1913 Webster]

4. To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress. [1913 Webster]

The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

5. To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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