Self-emptying



adjective, emptier, emptiest.
1.
containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents:
an empty bottle.
2.
vacant; unoccupied:
an empty house.
3.
without cargo or load:
an empty wagon.
4.
destitute of people or human activity:
We walked along the empty streets of the city at night.
5.
destitute of some quality or qualities; devoid (usually followed by of):
Theirs is a life now empty of happiness.
6.
without force, effect, or significance; hollow; meaningless:
empty compliments; empty pleasures.
7.
not employed in useful activity or work; idle:
empty summer days.
8.
Mathematics. (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.
9.
hungry:
I’m feeling rather empty—let’s have lunch.
10.
without knowledge or sense; frivolous; foolish:
an empty head.
11.
completely spent of emotion:
The experience had left him with an empty heart.
verb (used with object), emptied, emptying.
12.
to make empty; deprive of contents; discharge the contents of:
to empty a bucket.
13.
to discharge (contents):
to empty the water out of a bucket.
verb (used without object), emptied, emptying.
14.
to become empty:
The room emptied rapidly after the lecture.
15.
to discharge contents, as a river:
The river empties into the sea.
noun, plural empties.
16.
Informal. something that is empty, as a box, bottle, or can:
Throw the empties into the waste bin.
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
containing nothing
2.
without inhabitants; vacant or unoccupied
3.
carrying no load, passengers, etc
4.
without purpose, substance, or value: an empty life
5.
insincere or trivial: empty words
6.
not expressive or vital; vacant: she has an empty look
7.
(informal) hungry
8.
(postpositive) foll by of. devoid; destitute: a life empty of happiness
9.
(informal) drained of energy or emotion: after the violent argument he felt very empty
10.
(maths, logic) (of a set or class) containing no members
11.
(philosophy, logic) (of a name or description) having no reference
verb -ties, -tying, -tied
12.
to make or become empty
13.
when intr, foll by into. to discharge (contents)
14.
(transitive) often foll by of. to unburden or rid (oneself): to empty oneself of emotion
noun (pl) -ties
15.
an empty container, esp a bottle

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