evac·u·ee | \i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē, -kyü-ˈē-\

Definition of evacuee 

: an evacuated person

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Examples of evacuee in a Sentence

One hundred evacuees spent the night at a school during the storm. evacuees by the thousands poured into the camps for displaced persons

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Most of the evacuees in Florida settled in Central Florida, including in the heavily Puerto Rican enclave of Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "For Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees, Another Moving Day Looms," 30 June 2018 Doctors at Osceola Regional Medical Center performed the 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement on Ramona Centeno Santos, a Puerto Rican evacuee, who moved in with her granddaughter after Hurricane Maria swept away her house in September. Maria Elena Vizcaino, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Puerto Rican evacuee is 100th patient for new procedure at Osceola Regional: 'Now I can live longer'," 3 July 2018 The Red Cross assisted evacuees at a shelter set up at Sun Prairie High School. Todd Richmond, chicagotribune.com, "Firefighter killed, a dozen injured in gas explosion and fire near Madison, Wisconsin," 11 July 2018 Very brave and talented people!’’ To ensure a clear path for getting evacuees to the hospital and to safeguard their privacy, authorities ordered the media to move away from the cave before the boys came out. Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 8 July 2018 Volunteers there have kept evacuees safe, well-fed and have plenty of hot coffee ready in the mornings. Susannah Cullinane, CNN, "Hawaii eruption: 'Not time for sightseers' in lava-hit neighborhood," 7 May 2018 Before Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida, many evacuees were forced to scramble as many shelters quickly reached capacity. Samantha Durbin, Washington Post, "A new app connects hurricane evacuees with people willing to host — the ‘Uber for disasters’," 1 June 2018 Like many evacuees who had time, Donovan emptied her home of valuables, including her solar system and backup batteries. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "It will be months before lava from Hawaii volcano can be removed from neighborhoods," 17 May 2018 The figure rose as many evacuees prepared for the eruption to last for weeks or even months. Fox News, "The Latest: Lava destroys 9 homes on Hawaii's Big Island," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of evacuee

1918, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of evacuee

: a person who has been removed from a dangerous place : a person who has been evacuated

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