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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emptying \Emp"ty*ing\, n. 1. The act of making empty. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth. --Eccl. xi. 3. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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