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va·cate  audio  (vkt, v-kt) KEY 

VERB:
va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing, va·cates
VERB:
tr.
    1. To cease to occupy or hold; give up.
    2. To empty of occupants or incumbents.
  1. Law To make void or annul; countermand: vacate a death sentence.
VERB:
intr.
To leave a job, office, or lodging.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin vacre, vact-, to be empty; see eu- in Indo-European roots


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