evacuation

noun
evac·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce evacuation (audio) , -kyü-ˈā- \

Definition of evacuation

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

Examples of evacuation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russian officials and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said the evacuation efforts would continue into the weekend. Editors, USA TODAY, 7 May 2022 Russian officials and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said evacuation efforts would continue today. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 7 May 2022 Matt Finn reports on Russian attacks that killed 21 Ukrainians and the evacuation efforts from Mariupol. Fox News, 5 May 2022 Moscow has repeatedly claimed right-wing Ukrainians are thwarting evacuation efforts and using civilians as human shields. David Keyton, Inna Varenytsia, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2022 The fighting once again hindered evacuation efforts. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 Later reports indicated the evacuation efforts failed again. Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2022 The landslide had taken place even as pre-emptive evacuation efforts took place, Lemuel Gin K. Traya said in his post. Akanksha Sharma, CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 Several times in past weeks evacuation efforts have been marred by shelling, though thousands have made it out in recent days. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of evacuation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Evacuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evacuation. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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evacuation

noun
evac·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌvak-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce evacuation (audio) \

Medical Definition of evacuation

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

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