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[med-uh-vak] /ˈmɛd əˌvæk/

a helicopter for evacuating the wounded from a battlefield.
an ambulance or other vehicle equipped for emergency transport of medical patients.
any of the trained personnel transporting or otherwise tending to the sick or wounded in a medevac.
verb (used with object), medevacked, medevacking.
to transport (sick or wounded persons) by medevac.
(military) the evacuation of casualties from forward areas to the nearest hospital or base
a helicopter used for transporting wounded or sick people to hospital
verb -vacs, -vacking, -vacked
(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’)

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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