Evacuate



[ih-vak-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæk yuˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), evacuated, evacuating.
1.
to leave empty; vacate.
Synonyms: empty, void, drain.
2.
to remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons of safety or protection:
to evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood.
3.
to remove persons from (a city, town, building, area, etc.) for reasons of safety:
to evacuate the embassy after a bomb threat.
4.
Military.

5.
Physiology. to discharge or eject as through the excretory passages, especially from the bowels.
6.
to deprive:
Fear evacuated their minds of reason.
7.
to produce a vacuum in.
verb (used without object), evacuated, evacuating.
8.
to leave a place because of military or other threats.
9.
to void; defecate.
/ɪˈvækjʊˌeɪt/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to withdraw or cause to withdraw from (a place of danger) to a place of greater safety
2.
to make empty by removing the contents of
3.
(also intransitive) (physiol)

4.
(transitive) to create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc)
v.

1520s, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare “to empty, make void, nullify,” used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in Late Latin for “clear out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + vacuus “empty” (see vacuum).

Earliest sense in English is medical. Meaning “remove inhabitants to safer ground” is from 1934. Replaced Middle English evacuen (c.1400). Related: Evacuated; evacuating.

evacuate e·vac·u·ate (ĭ-vāk’yōō-āt’)
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates

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