Evacuate Definition

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evacuated, evacuates, evacuating
To withdraw or depart from; vacate.
The coastal areas were evacuated before the hurricane made landfall.
American Heritage
To withdraw, as from a besieged town or area of danger.
Webster's New World
To discharge bodily waste, esp. feces.
Webster's New World
To make empty; remove the contents of; specif., to remove air from so as to make a vacuum.
Webster's New World
To give up military occupation of; withdraw from.
Webster's New World

Origin of Evacuate

  • Middle English evacuaten to expel (excessive or morbid humors) from the body (according to medieval theories of physiology) from Latin ēvacuāre ēvacuāt- to empty out ē-, ex- ex- vacuus empty (from vacāre to be empty euə- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin evacuare.

    From Wiktionary

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