Vacuum vs Evacuate - What's the difference?

vacuum | evacuate |


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?

vacuum

English

Alternative forms

* (rare)

Noun

(wikipedia vacuum) (en-noun)
  • 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

    Usage notes

    * 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).

    Synonyms

    * (vacuum cleaner) hoover (British )

    Antonyms

    * (region of space that contains no matter) plenum

    Derived terms

    * power vacuum * vacuum brake * vacuum cleaner * vacuum pan * vacuum valve

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
  • To use a vacuum cleaner.
  • Synonyms

    * (transitive sense) to hoover (British) * (intransitive sense) to do the hoovering, to hoover (British)

    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)