evac·​u·​ee i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē How to pronounce evacuee (audio)
: an evacuated person

Examples of evacuee in a Sentence

One hundred evacuees spent the night at a school during the storm. the report said the evacuees would be placed in temporary shelters
Recent Examples on the Web The San Carlos Apache Police Department was asking non-residents to avoid traveling Peridot Siding Road through Peridot Hight to Never Again Bridge to keep the road clear for evacuees and fire crews. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2024 Flashback: In 2006, the Austin Convention Center served as an emergency shelter and resource spot for thousands of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina — and the Palmer Events Center was converted into a medical facility. Asher Price, Axios, 8 July 2024 Firefighters had the fire 46% contained by mid-day Friday and were beginning to allow some evacuees to return home. Cameron Duran, The Mercury News, 5 July 2024 Several thousand sick and wounded have been treated in Egyptian hospitals, while the vast majority of evacuees came with the help of foreign embassies or through tourism services. Mohamad El Chamaa, Washington Post, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for evacuee 

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evacuee was in 1918

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“Evacuee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evacuee. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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evac·​u·​ee i-ˌvak-yə-ˈwē How to pronounce evacuee (audio)
: an evacuated person
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