vacu-

(Latin: from vacare, "to empty")

abevacuation (s) (noun), abevacuations (pl)
1. A partial removal or an abnormal departure (leaving a place), that is either excessive or deficient: In the time of the flood crisis, the farmer may have been too slow in undertaking the abevacuation of his farm animals to higher ground.

The fire fighters were experienced in managing abevacuations under critical circumstances.

2. Dislodgment, or removals, through abnormal channels: Some grave diggers performed abevacuations at night.
daycation
A day trip or other short vacation that does not require an overnight stay; such as, not taking a long flight or driving some distance, nor staying in hotels, motels, or other temporary residences.

More people will choose to make short day trips, instead.

daycationer
A person who makes day traveling trips either alone or with a group of people using a bus or light-rail system which takes them to entertainment and close-to-home shopping areas.
evacuant
1. A reference to emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic.
2. Medicine which tends to empty an organ or passage.
3. Evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation; an evacuant medicine or agent; especially, from the bowels; being cathartic; purgative.
evacuate (verb), evacuates; evacuated; evacuating
1. To leave empty; to vacate.
2. To remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons of safety or protection: "They had to evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood."
3. To remove people from (a city, town, building, area, etc.) for reasons of safety: "The embassy was evacuated because of the bomb threat."
4. To remove (troops, wounded soldiers, civilians, etc.) from a war zone, combat area, etc.
5. To withdraw from or quit (a town, fort, etc., that has been occupied).
6. To discharge or eject as through the excretory passages; especially, from the bowels.
7. To void; to defecate.
evacuation
1. The act or process of evacuating, or the condition of being evacuated; discharge or expulsion, as of contents.
2. To discharge, as of waste matter through the excretory passages; especially, from the bowels.
3. Something evacuated or discharged.
4. The removal of people or things from an endangered area.
5. Clearance by removal of troops, equipment, etc.
6. The withdrawal or removal of troops, civilians, etc.
evacuative
1. That which evacuates or the condition of being evacuated; discharge or expulsion, as of contents.
2. That which discharges, as of waste matter through the excretory passages; especially, from the bowels.
3. The removal of people or things from an endangered area.
evacuator
1. A person or thing that evacuates.
2. In medicine, an instrument for removing impacted feces from the rectum.
3. A mechanical evacuant; an instrument for the removal of fluid or small particles from a body cavity, or of impacted feces from the rectum.
4. Ellik evacuator, a special instrument with a glass receptacle, latex, or plastic bulb, and flexible tubing; used to evacuate tissue fragments, blood clots, or calculi from the urinary bladder.
evacuee
1. Someone who is withdrawn or removed from a place of danger, a disaster area, etc.
2. A person who has been evacuated from a dangerous area.
in vacuo
In emptiness.

In a vacuum or void; without reference to one's surroundings; without regard for reality.

staycation stay-cation, stacation, staykation; stay-at-home vacation
1. A vacation in which people stay home or visit places close to where they live.
2. A time in which an individual, or family stays, and relaxes at home; possibly taking day trips to local area attractions.
3. A portmanteau of "stay" (stay-at-home) and "vacation".
staycationer
Someone who makes "a stay-put vacation" or who stays close to home and who does not use long-distance traveling procedures nor paying for hotels, etc.
staycationist
Someone who takes short day trips instead of traveling long distances via aircraft, trains, driving vehicles, etc.
vacancy (VAY kuhn see) (s) (noun), vacancies (pl)
1. An unoccupied space or empty place; such as, unoccupied lodgings or offices: "The vacancy between the walls was filled with trash."

"This apartment building still has no vacancies."

"There is a vacancy on the second floor at the rear of the building."

"The personnel department is trying to fill a vacancy in the shipping department."

2. A gap; an opening; a breach.
3. An office, position, or tenancy that is unfilled or unoccupied: "There is no vacancy on the Supreme Court."
4. A lack of thought or intelligence: "Shirley had a look of utter vacancy when she was asked what happened yesterday."
vacant (VAY kuhnt) (adjective)
1. Having no contents; empty; void: "The trunk in the basement was vacant."
2. Having no occupant or tenant; unoccupied: "There were several vacant seats on the train."

"By the end of the game, the stadium was almost vacant."

"William, do you know of a vacant apartment in this neighborhood?"

3. Devoid of thought or reflection: "Henry had a vacant mind after he heard the politician ranting and raving."
4. Characterized by, showing, or proceeding from lack of thought or intelligence: "Fay has a vacant expression on her face."

"People gave vacant stares at the guys who were arguing with each other on the side of the street."

5. Not occupied by an incumbent, official, or the like.
6. Free from work, business, activity, etc.: "Jack and Jane have a few vacant hours before the next project is started."

"Since retiring, Marie's father has had a lot of vacant time on his hands."

7. Devoid or destitute (often followed by of): "Hank was vacant of human sympathy for the beggar."
8. Having no tenant and devoid of furniture, fixtures, etc.: "It was a vacant house."

"William, do you know of a vacant apartment in this neighborhood?"

Links to related empty, vacant words Related "empty" word units: ceno-; void.