To evacuate a contract or marriage.
The mayor urged the residents to evacuate before the hurricane struck.
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.