evacuation

noun
evac·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwā-shən, -kyü-ˈā-\

Definition of evacuation

1 : the act or process of evacuating
2 : something evacuated or discharged

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Most of them involve fire drill and evacuation preparation or Medicaid eligibility. Terry Tang, The Seattle Times, "Family of woman in vegetative state outraged after baby born," 9 Jan. 2019 Many are staying in evacuation shelters at schools, mosques and public buildings. I Made Sentana, WSJ, "Rain Slows Search for Tsunami Dead, as Indonesia Recalls 2004 Disaster," 26 Dec. 2018 After evacuation by state troopers came the hurried walk across the schoolyard to the fire station. Loren Kleinman And Amye Archer, Marie Claire, "I’m a Survivor of Sandy Hook. This Is What The Past Six Years Have Been Like.," 14 Dec. 2018 There’s no evidence of any actual explosives being placed or detonated, but the threats provoked evacuations and law enforcement investigations across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Facebook wants you to buy — and watch — HBO on Facebook," 14 Dec. 2018 Another report by the Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Operations Group found that charging traveling companions to sit together, can hinder the emergency evacuation process. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Some airlines may be using algorithms to split up families during flights," 27 Nov. 2018 Gaga also made an appearance Sunday at an evacuation shelter at Pacific Palisades High School in LA. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Brings Pizza to California Wildfire Victims for World Kindness Day," 14 Nov. 2018 Subscribe to get warnings for imminent dangers, preventative instructions, evacuation directions, urgent safety alerts, access to essential resources, critical transit and utility outages, etc. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 Helicopter evacuations are underway Thursday, July 12. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Flash flood closes Havasupai falls," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of evacuation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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evacuation

noun
evac·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌvak-yə-ˈwā-shən \

Medical Definition of evacuation

1 : the act or process of evacuating
2 : something evacuated or discharged

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