- verb to remove all the people from a place in the event of an emergency
- verb to create a vacuum in something by removing all the air
- To partially or completely remove the contents from an enclosure containing any substance, such as a gas or a liquid. Used, for instance, to refer to an electron tube whose contained gases are being removed. Also called exhaust (1).
- The process utilized to evacuate (1). For instance, the use of a vacuum pump to remove all gases from an electron tube.
- synonym exhaust
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