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4 definitions found
 for Emptying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emptying \Emp"ty*ing\, n.
     1. The act of making empty. --Shak.
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     2. pl. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast. [U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Empty \Emp"ty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emptied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Emptying.]
     To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or
     destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to
     empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
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           The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth.
                                                    --Eccl. xi. 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emptying
      n 1: the act of removing the contents of something [syn:
           emptying, voidance, evacuation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "emptying":
     aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cleaning out,
     clearance, clearing, cupping, defecation, depletion,
     discharging cargo, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, egress,
     elimination, evacuation, excretion, exhausting, exhaustion,
     milking, off-loading, phlebotomy, pipetting, pumping, removal,
     siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping, unloading, venesection,
     venting, voidance, voiding
  
  

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