Evacuate vs Exhaust - What's the difference?

evacuate | exhaust |


As verbs the difference between evacuate and exhaust

is that evacuate is to leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress while exhaust is to draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.

As a noun exhaust is

a system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.

As an adjective exhaust is

(obsolete) exhausted; used up.

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)

    exhaust

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
  • To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
  • To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
  • A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five. --Motley.
  • To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
  • (chemistry) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
  • Synonyms

    * spend, consume * tire out, weary * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.
  • The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  • The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
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  • An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
  • Short for .
  • Derived terms

    * exhaust draught * exhaust fan * exhaustless * exhaust nozzle * exhaust pipe * exhaust port * exhaust purifier * exhaust steam * exhaust system * exhaust valve

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Exhausted; used up.