- an evacuating or being evacuated
- something evacuated; specif., feces
Origin of evacuationMiddle English evacuacioun from Classical Latin evacuatio
- The act of evacuating or the condition of being evacuated.
- Physiology a. Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.b. The material so discharged.
- The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.
- Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc.
- 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.
- The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
- That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
- Abolition; nullification.
OriginSee also: évacuation
From Old French evacuation, from Late Latin evacuatio