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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emptying  \Emp"ty*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  making  empty.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  pl  The  lees  of  beer,  cider,  etc.;  yeast.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  clouds  .  .  .  empty  themselves  upon  the  earth. 
  --Eccl.  xi  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emptying 
  n  :  the  act  of  removing  the  contents  of  something  [syn:  {voidance}, 
  {evacuation}] 




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