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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Firefighters lifted Levy onto a flat-bottom boat, then took her by bus to the McAllen Salvation Army, which took in more than 90 evacuees. Daniel A. Flores And Molly Smith, San Antonio Express-News, "Storms slam Rio Grande Valley; hundreds rescued," 21 June 2018 Bristol Motor Speedway, near the Tennessee-Virginia line, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina also opened their campgrounds to evacuees. Jeff Martin, Fox News, "Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees," 13 Sep. 2018 Compounding the loss for the thousands of evacuees has been the purgatory of waiting to return. Scott Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns, Californians return to ruin," 5 Dec. 2018 Osei Stewart of the Salvation Army, which has been serving 1,000 meals a day to evacuees at five shelters in Ventura County. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Firefighters Battle Deadly California Wildfires," 12 Nov. 2018 Red Cross spokesman Stephen Walsh said the number of evacuees is dwindling at its five temporary shelters as firefighters get a handle on the flames, but many remain. Fox News, "Displaced by wildfires, evacuees work, wait amid uncertainty," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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