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EVACUATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evacuation mean? 

EVACUATION (noun)
  The noun EVACUATION has 3 senses:

1. the act of removing the contents of something
2. the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
3. the bodily process of discharging waste matter

  Familiarity information: EVACUATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVACUATION (noun)


Sense 1evacuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of removing the contents of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

emptying; evacuation; voidance

Hypernyms ("evacuation" is a kind of...):

remotion; removal (the act of removing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evacuation"):

drain; drainage (emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it)


Sense 2evacuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("evacuation" is a kind of...):

withdrawal (the act of withdrawing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evacuation"):

medevac; medical evacuation; medivac (the evacuation of persons (usually be air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care)

Instance hyponyms:

Dunkerque; Dunkirk (an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire)


Sense 3evacuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The bodily process of discharging waste matter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

excreting; excretion; voiding; elimination; evacuation

Hypernyms ("evacuation" is a kind of...):

discharge; emission; expelling (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evacuation"):

defecation; laxation; shitting (the elimination of fecal waste through the anus)

incontinence; incontinency (involuntary urination or defecation)

micturition; urination (the discharge of urine)


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