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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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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