Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Eutaxy noun [ Greek ...; ... well + ... arrangement: confer French eutaxie .] Good or established order or arrangement. [ R.] E. Waterhouse.

Eutectic adjective [ Greek e'y`thktos easily melted; e'y^ well + th`kein to melt.] (Physics) Of maximum fusibility; -- said of an alloy or mixture which has the lowest melting point which it is possible to obtain by the combination of the given components.

Euterpe [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... delightful; ... well + ... to delight.]
1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over music.

2. (Botany) A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.

Euterpean adjective Of or pertaining to Euterpe or to music.

Eutexia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a being easily melted.] (Physics) The principle or process of forming from given components the eutectic alloy, or alloy of maximum fusibility.

Euthanasia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... well + ... death, ..., ..., to die: confer French euthanasie .] An easy death; a mode of dying to be desired. "An euthanasia of all thought." Hazlitt.

The kindest wish of my friends is euthanasia .
Arbuthnot.

Euthanasy noun Same as Euthanasia .

Euthiochroic adjective [ Greek ... well + ... sulphur + ... color.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or denoting, an acid so called.

Euthiochroic acid (Chemistry) , a complex derivative of hydroquinone and sulphonic (thionic) acid. -- so called because it contains sulphur, and forms brilliantly colored (yellow) salts.

Euthyneura noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... straight + ... a nerve.] (Zoology) A large division of gastropod molluske, including the Pulmonifera and Opisthobranchiata.

Eutrophy noun [ Greek ..., from ... nourishing, healthy; ... well + ... to nourish.] (Medicine) Healthy nutrition; soundless as regards the nutritive functions.

Eutychian noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eutyches [ 5th century], who held that the divine and the human in the person of Christ were blended together as to constitute but one nature; a monophysite; -- opposed to Nestorian .

Eutychianism noun (Eccl. Hist.) The doctrine of Eutyches and his followers.

Euxanthic adjective (Chemistry) Having a yellow color; pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, euxanthin.

Euxanthic acid (Chemistry) , a yellow, crystalline, organic acid, extracted from euxanthin.

Euxanthin noun [ Greek ... well + ... yellow.] (Chemistry) A yellow pigment imported from India and China. It has a strong odor, and is said to be obtained from the urine of herbivorous animals when fed on the mango. It consists if a magnesium salt of euxanthic acid. Called also puri , purree , and Indian yellow .

Euxenite noun [ Greek ... hospitable. So named because it contains a number of rare elements.] (Min.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.

Evacate transitive verb [ Prefix e- + vacate .] To empty. [ Obsolete] Harvey.

Evacuant adjective [ Latin evacuans , -antis , present participle of evacuare : confer French évacuant .] Emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic. -- noun (Medicine) A purgative or cathartic.

Evacuate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Evacuated ; present participle & verbal noun Evacuating .] [ l. evacuatus , past participle of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate .]
1. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.

2. Fig.: To make empty; to deprive. [ R.]

Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.
Coleridge.

3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

4. To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.

The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
Burke.

5. To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Evacuate intransitive verb To let blood [ Obsolete] Burton.

Evacuation noun [ Latin evacuatio : confer French évacuation .]
1. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging. Specifically: (a) (Mil.) Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc. (b) (Medicine) Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.

2. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means. Quincy.

3. Abolition; nullification. [ Obsolete] Hooker.

Evacuation day , the anniversary of the day on which the British army evacuated the city of New York, November 25, 1783.

Evacuative adjective [ Confer French évacuatif .] Serving of tending to evacuate; cathartic; purgative.

Evacuator noun One who evacuates; a nullifier. " Evacuators of the law." Hammond.

Evacuatory noun A purgative.

Evade transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Evaded ; present participle & verbal noun . Evading .] [ Latin evadere , evasum , e out + vadere to go, walk: confer F. s'évader. See Wade .] To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.

The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles.
Trench.

Evade transitive verb
1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from . " Evading from perils." Bacon.

Unarmed they might
Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
By quick contraction or remove.
Milton.

2. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.

The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these . . . ways.
South.

Syn. -- To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate .

Evadible adjective Capable of being evaded. [ R.]

Evagation noun [ Latin evagatio , from evagari to wander forth: confer French évagation . See Vagary .] A wandering about; excursion; a roving. [ R.] Ray.

Evaginate adjective [ Latin evaginatus , past participle , unsheathed. See Evagination .] Protruded, or grown out, as an evagination; turned inside out; unsheathed; evaginated; as, an evaginate membrane.

Evaginate intransitive verb & t. [ imperfect & past participle Evaginated ; present participle & verbal noun Evaginating .] To become evaginate; to cause to be evaginate.

Evagination noun [ Latin evaginatio an extending, evaginare to unsheathe; e out + vagina sheath.] The act of unsheathing.

Evagination noun An outgrowth or protruded part.

Eval (ē"v a l) adjective [ Latin aevum lifetime, age, eternity.] Relating to time or duration. [ Obsolete]

Evaluate (e*văl"u*āt) transitive verb [ See Evaluation .] To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.

Evaluation noun [ Confer French évaluation , Late Latin evaluatio .] Valuation; appraisement. J. S. Mill.

Evanesce intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Evanesced ; present participle & verbal noun Evanescing . ] [ Latin evanescere ; e out + vanescere to vanish, from vanus empty, vain. See Vain , and confer Evanish .] To vanish away; to become dissipated and disappear, like vapor.

I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated.
De Quincey.

Evanescence noun The act or state of vanishing away; disappearance; as, the evanescence of vapor, of a dream, of earthly plants or hopes. Rambler.

Evanescent adjective [ Latin evanescens , -entis , present participle of evanescere .]
1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys.

So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these particulars.
Hawthorne.

2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible.

The difference between right and wrong, is some petty cases, is almost evanescent .
Wollaston.

Evanescently adverb In a vanishing manner; imperceptibly. Chalmers.

Evangel noun [ French évangile , Latin evangelium , Greek ... good news, glad tidings, gospel, from ... bringing good news; ... well + ... to bear a message. See Eu- , and confer Evangely .] Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel. Milton.

Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel .
Whittier.

Evangelian adjective Rendering thanks for favors.

Evangelic adjective [ Latin evangelicus , Greek ...: confer French évangélique . See Evangel .] Belonging to, or contained in, the gospel; evangelical. " Evangelic truth." J. Foster.

Evangelical adjective
1. Contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the evangelical history.

2. Belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in, the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as, evangelical religion.

3. Earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in interpreting Christian doctrine; preëminently orthodox; -- technically applied to that party in the Church of England, and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, which holds the doctrine of "Justification by Faith alone;" the Low Church party. The term is also applied to other religious bodies not regarded as orthodox.

Evangelical Alliance , an alliance for mutual strengthening and common work, comprising Christians of different denominations and countries, organized in Liverpool, England, in 1845. -- Evangelical Church . (a) The Protestant Church in Germany. (b) A church founded by a fusion of Lutherans and Calvinists in Germany in 1817. -- Evangelical Union , a religious sect founded in Scotland in 1843 by the Rev. James Morison; -- called also Morisonians .

Evangelical noun One of evangelical principles.

Evangelicalism noun Adherence to evangelical doctrines; evangelism. G. Eliot.

Evangelically adverb In an evangelical manner.

Evangelicalness noun State of being evangelical.

Evangelicism noun Evangelical principles; evangelism.

Evangelicity noun Evangelicism.

Evangelism noun The preaching or promulgation of the gospel. Bacon.

Evangelist noun [ French évangéliste , Latin evangelista , from Greek ....] A bringer of the glad tidings of Church and his doctrines. Specifically: (a) A missionary preacher sent forth to prepare the way for a resident pastor; an itinerant missionary preacher. (b) A writer of one of the four Gospels (With the definite article); as, the four evangelists , Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (c) A traveling preacher whose efforts are chiefly directed to arouse to immediate repentance.

The Apostles, so far as they evangelized, might claim the title though there were many evangelists who were not Apostles.
Plumptre.