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evacuate

To evacuate is to flee, like how people leave an area when a hurricane is coming. It also means to empty something completely.

If you have to evacuate your home, something horrible is probably happening, like a natural disaster. People evacuate when something like a tornado or act of terrorism makes their homes unsafe. To evacuate also means to empty completely, in the bathroom-oriented sense of evacuating (emptying) your bowels. Similarly, if a chemist empties and therefore creates a vacuum in a flask, she has evacuated the flask. When you evacuate, you clear out.

Definitions of evacuate
  1. verb
    move out of an unsafe location into safety
    “After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
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    type of:
    move
    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
  2. verb
    move people from their homes or country
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    type of:
    displace
    cause to move, usually with force or pressure
  3. verb
    empty completely
    evacuate the bottle”
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    type of:
    empty
    make void or empty of contents
  4. verb
    create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
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    type of:
    empty
    make void or empty of contents
  5. verb
    excrete or discharge from the body
    synonyms: empty, void
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    types:
    suction
    empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
    type of:
    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    eliminate from the body
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