evac·​u·​ee | \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē How to pronounce evacuee (audio) , -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
Recent Examples on the Web Within five days of first interacting with the evacuees on the air base, some of the workers traveled to Travis and other military facilities on commercial airlines. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, "Health Officials Responding to Coronavirus Lacked Proper Gear and Training, Investigation Finds," 24 Apr. 2020 Those solutions include attempts to protect the highest-risk evacuees — the elderly and people with underlying health problems — from the virus. J.d. Morris, SFChronicle.com, "Could coronavirus collide with fire season? California is preparing for it," 16 Mar. 2020 About an hour before the planes landed in California and Texas, the State Department revealed that the 14 evacuees had tested positive, and did not mention the CDC. Anchorage Daily News, "14 coronavirus-infected Americans were flown home from China against the CDC’s advice," 21 Feb. 2020 The evacuees were expected to be accommodated at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., and at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. New York Times, BostonGlobe.com, "China clamps down on negative news," 5 Feb. 2020 The Peace Corps declined to comment on whether any evacuees tested positive for the coronavirus. Jacquelyn Martin, BostonGlobe.com, "For Peace Corps evacuees, there wasn’t even time for goodbye," 25 Apr. 2020 In February, about three weeks before San Antonio reported its first case of COVID-19 outside of cruise ship evacuees brought to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, city officials seemed to settle the question. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "Push for expanded public transit in San Antonio hits another potential roadblock: COVID-19," 20 Apr. 2020 At least 100 people died of the flu in evacuee housing, an estimate Brown called conservative. Rebecca Boone, Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires," 9 Apr. 2020 The agency sent 14 medical technicians to help HHS with screenings at an Air Force base in California where evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were being quarantined. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "The Trump Administration Is Leaving the Nation’s Emergency Backup Hospital System on the Sidelines," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of evacuee

1918, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2020

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“Evacuee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evacuee. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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

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