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Noun: emptying  emp-tee-ing
  1. The act of removing the contents of something
    - voidance, evacuation
Verb: empty  emp-tee
  1. Make void or empty of contents
    "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
  2. Become empty or void of its content
    "The room emptied";
    - discharge
  3. Leave behind empty; move out of
    "You must empty your office by tonight";
    - vacate, abandon
  4. Remove the contents of a container
    "Empty the water"
  5. Excrete or discharge from the body
    - evacuate, void

Derived forms: emptyings

Type of: alter, change, change state, egest, eliminate, excrete, go away, go forth, leave, modify, off [informal], pass, remotion, removal, remove, take, take away, turn, withdraw

Antonym: fill up

Encyclopedia: Empty