evacuation vs excreting what difference

what is difference between evacuation and excreting



From Old French evacuation, from Late Latin ēvacuātiō.


  • IPA(key): /ɪˌvækjuˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


evacuation (countable and uncountable, plural evacuations)

  1. The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion, especially for safety.
  2. Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, country, fortress, etc.
  3. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.
  4. Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.
  5. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Quincy to this entry?)
  6. Abolition; nullification.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      evacuation of all Romish ceremonies

Derived terms

Related terms

  • evacuee
  • evacuate
  • evacuation slide


Old French


Borrowed from Latin ēvacuātiō.


evacuation f (oblique plural evacuations, nominative singular evacuation, nominative plural evacuations)

  1. (medicine) evacuation (of the bowels)




  1. present participle of excrete


excreting (plural excretings)

  1. An act of excretion.
    • 1848, The New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal
      [] their breathings, cryings, and excretings would have been damaged []
    • 2000, John Limon, Stand-up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America (page 117)
      [] itself will always be with you, despite all cuttings, excretings, and buryings.

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