Medivac



[med-uh-vak] /ˈmɛd əˌvæk/

noun, verb (used with object), medivacked, medivacking.
1.
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[med-uh-vak] /ˈmɛd əˌvæk/
noun
1.
a helicopter for evacuating the wounded from a battlefield.
2.
an ambulance or other vehicle equipped for emergency transport of medical patients.
3.
any of the trained personnel transporting or otherwise tending to the sick or wounded in a medevac.
verb (used with object), medevacked, medevacking.
4.
to transport (sick or wounded persons) by medevac.
/ˈmɛdɪˌvæk/
noun, verb
1.
-vacs, -vacking, -vacked a variant spelling of medevac
/ˈmɛdɪˌvæk/
noun
1.
(military) the evacuation of casualties from forward areas to the nearest hospital or base
2.
a helicopter used for transporting wounded or sick people to hospital
verb -vacs, -vacking, -vacked
3.
(transitive) to transport (a wounded or sick person) to hospital by medevac

1966, U.S. military, formed from elements of medical evacuation.

medevac med·e·vac (měd’ĭ-vāk’)
n.

v. med·e·vaced, med·e·vac·ing, med·e·vacs
To transport a patient to a place where medical care is available.

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