adjective, emp·ti·er, emp·ti·est.
verb (used with object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
verb (used without object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
noun, plural emp·ties.
Origin of empty
SYNONYMS FOR empty
ANTONYMS FOR empty
Examples from the Web for self-emptying
She was a self-righting, self-emptying boat, belonging to the Lifeboat Institution.
The self-righting and self-emptying principles he seems not to have thought of; at all events he did not compass them.
The self-emptying principle is quite equal to the self-righting in importance.
Shall we not ask God to convict us, as to where lies the hindrance to this self-emptying?Parables of the Cross|I. Lilias Trotter
The Incarnation was a self-emptying of God to reveal Himself under conditions of human nature and from the human point of view.Lux Mundi|Various
British Dictionary definitions for self-emptying
adjective -tier or -tiest
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
noun plural -ties
Derived Formsemptiable, adjectiveemptier, nounemptily, adverbemptiness, noun
Word Origin for empty
Idioms and Phrases with self-emptying
In addition to the idioms beginning with empty
- empty calories
- empty nest
- empty suit
- glass is half full (half empty)
- running on empty