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 For two days after the poison attack, Russian authorities refused his family’s demands to allow his evacuation to Germany for medical treatment. Washington Post, "Kremlin critic Navalny’s daughter pleads for her imprisoned father be allowed to see his doctor amid mounting health concerns," 18 Apr. 2021 For two days after the attack, Russian authorities refused his family's demands to allow his evacuation to Germany for medical treatment. BostonGlobe.com, "Kremlin critic Navalny’s daughter pleads for her imprisoned father be allowed to see his doctor amid mounting health concerns," 18 Apr. 2021 On Friday evening, Dudleyville residents remained under evacuation due to the fire, said the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Twitter. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "Margo Fire burns 1,200 acres, 50% contained as evacuations remain in place," 10 Apr. 2021 Emergency evacuation notices were released Friday evening, and locals living within a 1 mile radius have been asked to evacuate. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, "Florida wastewater pond's 'imminent' overflow leads to evacuations and emergency order," 3 Apr. 2021 Los Angeles County officials urged residents to sign up for emergency evacuation notices and to be prepared to stay with family or friends in less risky areas. Anchorage Daily News, "60,000 people in Southern California evacuating as winds spread wildfire," 26 Oct. 2020 Los Angeles County officials urged residents to sign up for emergency evacuation notices and to be prepared to stay with family or friends in less risky areas. Arkansas Online, "60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows," 26 Oct. 2020 Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jered Kramer said Saturday that evacuation notices have been sent to 3,000 recipients in the last 24 hours. NBC News, "Colorado's largest-ever fire brings new round of evacuations," 17 Oct. 2020 Oregon has been warning residents about evacuation notices in phases. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Ten percent of Oregon residents ordered to evacuate as wildfires rip through state," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of evacuation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Evacuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evacuation. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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