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Is there a difference in context or connotation between the verbs 'vuotare' and 'svuotare', both meaning 'to empty'?
The verbs 'vuotare' and 'svuotare' indicate the same action and can be used both to define the action of emptying something, or in figurative sense (i.e. In estate la città si svuota / vuota)
Here you can find a definition of 'svuotare'. Here you can find a definition of 'vuotare'.
In my experience (native language speaker) svuotare is a bit stronger and less technical. Also, the initial 's' sounds almost onomatopoeic, giving a definite emphasis.
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