to become empty

to become empty
to become/to get empty опустеть

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  • empty — [emp′tē] adj. emptier, emptiest [ME emti & (with intrusive p ) empti < OE æmettig, unoccupied, lit., at leisure < æmetta, leisure (< æ , without + base of motan, to have to: see MUST1) + ig, Y2] 1. containing nothing; having nothing in… …   English World dictionary

  • empty — ► ADJECTIVE (emptier, emptiest) 1) containing nothing; not filled or occupied. 2) having no meaning or likelihood of fulfilment: an empty threat. 3) having no value or purpose. ► VERB (empties, emptied) …   English terms dictionary

  • Empty — Emp ty, v. i. 1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean. [1913 Webster] 2. To become empty. The chapel empties. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empty — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 make sth empty ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ The cupboards had all been completely emptied. ▪ out ▪ We emptied out the tank. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • Empty sum — Not to be confused with Zero sum. In mathematics, an empty sum, or nullary sum, is a summation involving no terms at all. The value of any empty sum of numbers is conventionally taken to be zero. For summations defined in terms of addition of… …   Wikipedia

  • empty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. void, deplete, exhaust, evacuate, drain, deflate, discharge, unload. See contraction, ejection. adj. hollow, vacant, depleted, untenanted, devoid; hungry; vain, insubstantial, useless, foolish,… …   English dictionary for students

  • empty — I. adjective (emptier; est) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ǣmettig unoccupied, from ǣmetta leisure, perhaps from ǣ without + metta (probably akin to mōtan to have to) more at must Date: before 12th century 1. a. containing nothing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • empty — emptiable, adj. emptier, n. emptily, adv. emptiness, n. /emp tee/, adj., emptier, emptiest, v., emptied, emptying, n., pl. empties. adj. 1. containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle. 2. vacant; unocc …   Universalium

  • empty — /ˈɛmpti / (say emptee), /ˈɛmti / (say emtee) adjective (emptier, emptiest) 1. containing nothing; void of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle. 2. vacant; unoccupied: an empty house. 3. without burden or load: an empty wagon. 4.… …  

  • empty — adj., v., & n. adj. (emptier, emptiest) 1 containing nothing. 2 (of a house etc.) unoccupied or unfurnished. 3 (of a transport vehicle etc.) without a load, passengers, etc. 4 a meaningless, hollow, insincere (empty threats; an empty gesture). b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • empty — emp•ty [[t]ˈɛmp ti[/t]] adj. ti•er, ti•est, 1) containing nothing; devoid of contents 2) vacant; unoccupied 3) devoid of human activity 4) hollow; meaningless 5) unemployed; idle: empty days[/ex] 6) math. Math. (of a set) containing no elements;… …   From formal English to slang

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