Siphon vs Evacuate - What's the difference?

siphon | evacuate |


As verbs the difference between siphon and evacuate

is that siphon is to transfer (liquid) by means of a siphon while evacuate is to leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.

As a noun siphon

is a bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which hydrostatic pressure exerted due to the force of gravity moves liquid from one reservoir to another.

siphon

English

(wikipedia siphon)

Alternative forms

* syphon

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which hydrostatic pressure exerted due to the force of gravity moves liquid from one reservoir to another.
  • a soda siphon
  • (biology) a tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.
  • Derived terms

    * siphonic

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to transfer (liquid) by means of a siphon.
  • He used a rubber tube to siphon petrol from the car's fuel tank.

    See also

    * seep * sip ----

    evacuate

    English

    Verb

    (evacuat)
  • To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
  • The firefighters told us to evacuate the area as the flames approached.
  • * Burke
  • The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
  • To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
  • The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
  • (figurative) To make empty; to deprive.
  • * Coleridge
  • Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.
  • To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
  • To make void; to nullify; to vacate.
  • to evacuate a contract or marriage
    (Francis Bacon)