evacuation

noun evac·u·a·tion \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwā-shən , -kyü-ˈā- \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of evacuation

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

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First Known Use of evacuation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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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