E·vac·u·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evacuated p. pr. & vb. n. Evacuating.]
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.]