(Eux*an"thin) n. [Gr. well + yellow.] (Chem.) A yellow pigment imported from India and
China. It has a strong odor, and is said to be obtained from the urine of herbivorous animals when fed
on the mango. It consists if a magnesium salt of euxanthic acid. Called also puri, purree, and Indian
(Eux"e*nite) n. [Gr. hospitable. So named because it contains a number of rare elements.]
(Min.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium,
yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.
(E*va"cate) v. t. [Pref. e- + vacate.] To empty. [Obs.] Harvey.
(E*vac"u*ant) a. [L. evacuans, -antis, p. pr. of evacuare: cf. F. évacuant.] Emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic.
n. (Med.) A purgative or cathartic.
(E*vac"u*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evacuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Evacuating.] [l. evacuatus,
p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]
1. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
2. Fig.: To make empty; to deprive. [R.]
Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.Coleridge.
3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
4. To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.Burke.
5. To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage. [Obs.] Bacon.
(E*vac"u*ate), v. i. To let blood [Obs.] Burton.
(E*vac`u*a"tion) n. [L. evacuatio: cf. F. évacuation.]
1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging. Specifically: (a) (Mil.) Withdrawal of
troops from a town, fortress, etc. (b) (Med.) 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.
2. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means. Quincy.
3. Abolition; nullification. [Obs.] Hooker.
Evacuation day, the anniversary of the day on which the British army evacuated the city of New York,
November 25, 1783.