Simple Definition of evacuate
: to remove (someone) from a dangerous place
: to leave (a dangerous place)
medical : to pass (solid waste) from your body
Full Definition of evacuate
1 : to remove the contents of : empty
2 : to discharge from the body as waste : void
3 : to remove something (as gas or water) from especially by pumping
4 a : to remove especially from a military zone or dangerous area b : to withdraw from military occupation of c : vacate <were ordered to evacuate the building>
1 : to withdraw from a place in an organized way especially for protection
2 : to pass urine or feces from the body
Examples of evacuate
People who live along the coast are being evacuated as the hurricane approaches.
During World War II, children were evacuated from London to the country.
Residents were ordered to evacuate the building.
Residents have been ordered to evacuate.
Origin of evacuate
Middle English, to draw off morbid humors, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare to empty, from e- + vacuus empty
First Known Use: 15th century
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EVACUATE Defined for Kids
Definition of evacuate
1 : to leave or cause to leave a place of danger <Residents evacuated the burning building.>
2 : to make empty : empty out
3 : to discharge waste matter from the body
Medical Definition of evacuate
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