evac·​u·​ee | \i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē, -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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Right now, the City of Chico is trying to restore a sense of normalcy for evacuees. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.," 17 Nov. 2018 Since 2012, the Open Homes Program has responded to more than 250 disasters to help evacuees, relief workers, and eventually even refugees. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Airbnb Offers Free Accommodations For Emergency Workers And Evacuees Fleeing Hurricane Florence," 13 Sep. 2018 Any host can volunteer and open up to evacuees, refugees, victims' family members (like in the case of the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016), or relief workers deployed to the area, among others. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbnb Has $0 Listings for Hurricane Florence Evacuees," 12 Sep. 2018 The Red Cross set up a reception area for evacuees at Sun Prairie High School. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gas line explosion levels several buildings in Sun Prairie; several injured," 10 July 2018 Among the evacuees was Lady Gaga, who had to leave her home in Malibu. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Brings Pizza to California Wildfire Victims for World Kindness Day," 14 Nov. 2018 While 4,000 evacuees found protection in North Carolina shelters during Matthew, that number during Florence peaked at over 20,000. Fox News, "'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?," 19 Sep. 2018 On the Big Island of Hawaii, where lava flows have swallowed neighborhoods, evacuees embrace the dynamism of nature with grace and resilience. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Life on a volcano: Hawaiians face Kilauea eruption with reverence," 15 May 2018 The tribe said Grand Canyon Caverns, a hotel on the way to the Havasupai trailhead, is providing breakfast to evacuees and the use of showers and telephones. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Flash flood closes Havasupai falls," 12 July 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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