The coastal areas were evacuated before the hurricane made landfall.
The Coast Guard helped evacuate the citizens after the flood.
The mayor urged the residents to evacuate before the hurricane struck.
To evacuate a contract or marriage.
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.