evacuation vs excretion what difference

what is difference between evacuation and excretion

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.
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  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

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French excrétion, or Late Latin excretio, excretionis, from Latin excerno.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːʃən

Noun

excretion (countable and uncountable, plural excretions)

  1. The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting.
  2. Something excreted in that manner, especially urine or feces.
    • 1881, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Journal of Social Science (page 32)
      [] the removal of all soiled liquids, and of such offaling, secretions and excretions as are easily or naturally reduced to a liquid or semiliquid state.

Related terms

  • excrete
  • secretion

Translations

Further reading

  • excretion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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