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.

2.

Fig.: To make empty; to deprive.

[R.]

Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning. Coleridge.

3.

To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

4.

To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.

The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country. Burke.

5.

To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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E*vac"u*ate, v. i.

To let blood

[Obs.]

Burton.

 

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