evacuation vs voidance what difference

what is difference between evacuation and voidance



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)



voidance (countable and uncountable, plural voidances)

  1. The act of voiding, of defecating or removing.
  2. The quality of being void.


  • Inca dove, coinvade

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