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Definitions of Evacuation

Pronunciation : E*vac`u*a"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. evacuatio: cf. F. évacuation.]
Definition : 1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging. Specifically: (a) (Mil.) Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc. (b) (Med.) Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.

2. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means. Quincy.

3. Abolition; nullification. [Obs.] Hooker. Evacuation day, the anniversary of the day on which the British army evacuated the city of New York, November 25, 1783.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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