(E*vac"u*a*tive) a. [Cf. F. évacuatif.] Serving of tending to evacuate; cathartic; purgative.
(E*vac"u*a`tor) n. One who evacuates; a nullifier. "Evacuators of the law." Hammond.
(E*vac"u*a*to*ry) n. A purgative.
(E*vade") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaded; p. pr. & vb. n.. Evading.] [L. evadere, evasum, e out
+ vadere to go, walk: cf. F. s'évader. See Wade.] To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity,
subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a
punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles.Trench.
(E*vade"), v. t.
1. To escape; to slip away; sometimes with from. "Evading from perils." Bacon.
Unarmed they mightMilton.
Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
By quick contraction or remove.
2. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these . . . ways.South.
Syn. To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.
(E*vad"i*ble) a. Capable of being evaded. [R.]
(Ev`a*ga"tion) n. [L. evagatio, fr. evagari to wander forth: cf. F. évagation. See Vagary.]
A wandering about; excursion; a roving. [R.] Ray.
(E*vag`i*na"tion) n. [L. evaginatio an extending, evaginare to unsheathe; e out + vagina
sheath.] The act of unsheathing.
(E"val) a. [L. aevum lifetime, age, eternity.] Relating to time or duration. [Obs.]
(E*val"u*ate) v. t. [See Evaluation.] To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.
(E*val`u*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. évaluation, LL. evaluatio.] Valuation; appraisement. J. S. Mill.
(Ev`a*nesce") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Evanesced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Evanescing. ] [L. evanescere;
e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See Vain, and cf. Evanish.] To vanish away; to
become dissipated and disappear, like vapor.
I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated.De Quincey.
(Ev`a*nes"cence) n. The act or state of vanishing away; disappearance; as, the evanescence
of vapor, of a dream, of earthly plants or hopes. Rambler.
(Ev`a*nes"cent) a. [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of evanescere.]
1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys.
So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these particulars.Hawthorne.
2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible.
The difference between right and wrong, is some petty cases, is almost evanescent.Wollaston.