evac·​u·​ee | \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē How to pronounce evacuee (audio) , -kyü-ˈē-\

Definition of evacuee

: an evacuated person

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Synonyms for evacuee


deportee, émigré (also emigré), exile, expat [chiefly British], expatriate, refugee

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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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Even among evacuees, the attitude toward Kilauea's latest outbursts has seemed to be a blend of sadness, acceptance and, for some, deference to Mother Nature. Author: Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Pele’s the boss’: Hawaiians ride out uncertainty as lava devours more Big Island homes," 8 May 2018 The American Red Cross is providing shelter and emotional support for evacuees. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Here's What You Can Do To Help People Who Have Lost Their Homes In The California Wildfires," 12 Nov. 2018 Airbnb has taken notice, with Good Samaritan hosts further inland offering $0 listing for evacuees. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Hurricane Florence Will Mess With Your Travel Plans," 13 Sep. 2018 Shelters for evacuees were set up at the Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center and the Huerfano Community Center in Walsenburg. CBS News, "Spring Fire in Colorado prompts thousands of evacuations," 29 June 2018 But late Saturday, the evacuees received a reprieve. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "For Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees, Another Moving Day Looms," 30 June 2018 Various city officials and local law enforcement have promised more formal leadership and another site to shelter evacuees. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.," 17 Nov. 2018 To help evacuees, Airbnb is enlisting its 'Open Homes' hosts once again, to offer up their guest houses, extra bedrooms, and more for free. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbnb Has $0 Listings for Hurricane Florence Evacuees," 12 Sep. 2018 Danie Schwartz, an evacuee from the area, told NBC. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "The fires in California highlight — and worsen — the state’s income divide," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of evacuee

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evacuee was in 1918

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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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