Vacuum vs Evacuate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between vacuum and evacuate
is that vacuum
is to clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner while evacuate
is to leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
As a noun vacuum
is a region of space that contains no matter.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A region of space that contains no matter.
A vacuum cleaner.
The condition of rarefaction, or reduction of pressure below that of the atmosphere, in a vessel, such as the condenser of a steam engine, which is nearly exhausted of air or steam, etc.
- a vacuum of 26 inches of mercury, or 13 pounds per square inch
* In the sense of "a region of space that contains no matter", the plural of vacuum' is either '''vacua''' or '''vacuums'''. In the sense of a "vacuum cleaner" ' vacuums is the only plural.
* The Latin in vacuo'' is sometimes used instead of ''in a vacuum (in free space).
* (vacuum cleaner) hoover (British )
* (region of space that contains no matter) plenum
* power vacuum
* vacuum brake
* vacuum cleaner
* vacuum pan
* vacuum valve
To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
To use a vacuum cleaner.
* (transitive sense) to hoover (British)
* (intransitive sense) to do the hoovering, to hoover (British)
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.
To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
- The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
(figurative) To make empty; to deprive.
- The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
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.
- Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.
- to evacuate a contract or marriage
- (Francis Bacon)