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empty

1. Maths Logic (of a set or class) containing no members
2. Philosophy Logic (of a name or description) having no reference

empty

[′em·tē]
(ordnance)
In ammunition nomenclature, indicating that the munition does not contain a payload, but is designed to contain one at the time of final use.
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The system reportedly provides total dust containment and automatically tensions the bag spout, elongating the bag as it empties.
Conversely, as the bag empties, the bag elongates and the height increases.
We're also asking businesses to participate by involving employees--encouraging them to bring their empties to work for mass-mail submissions to IQ," added Holtz.