evacuation vs excreting what difference

what is difference between evacuation and excreting

English

Etymology

From Old French evacuation, from Late Latin ēvacuātiō.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

Translations


Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ēvacuātiō.

Noun

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

  1. (medicine) evacuation (of the bowels)


English

Verb

excreting

  1. present participle of excrete

Noun

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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