[ UK /ˈɛmptɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛmptiɪŋ, ˈɛmtiɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of removing the contents of something
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How To Use emptying In A Sentence

  • Most everybody puts a plastic bag in the bathroom basket as a liner, so emptying is just a matter of lifting out the plastic bag and tying it up. Bugs and Wastebasket W.C.
  • Things which experience gradual withdrawings and emptyings of their nature, and great and sudden replenishments, fail to perceive the emptying, but are sensible of the replenishment; and so they occasion no pain, but the greatest pleasure, to the mortal part of the soul, as is manifest in the case of perfumes. Timaeus
  • She agreed that gastric emptying was not an exact science. Times, Sunday Times
  • Oreck next maintained that many of its challenged statements were nonactionable puffery: (1) the Dyson is “bulky”; (2) the Oreck vacuum emits “no puff” of dust when it is emptied; (3) the Dyson bin emptying process is “messy” and the Dyson filter is “not sanitary” and a “dirty little secret”; and (4) the XL Ultra 4120 weighs “only nine pounds,” while the weight of the DC14 is “backbreaking.” Archive 2009-03-01
  • Blacks troubled him most because the sight of a white worker emptying shit cans engaged their attention.
  • The sky is filled with the remnants of the enormous cumulonimbus rain clouds that have been building up, emptying their contents and building up again all day.
  • Old river emptying into Lake Managua reveals fossil bones; moraines east of it are found. Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891
  • The least sophisticated system should be used wherever possible for the majority of pit emptyings. Chapter 5
  • They sometimes afflicted people with fits or staggers or palsies for transgressions such as emptying a bucket of foul water in the wrong place. Wildfire
  • Excessive acidity and osmotic pressure in the gastric effluent can also retard emptying.
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