medivac

noun

med·​i·​vac

less common spelling of medevac

1
: emergency evacuation of the sick or wounded (as from a combat area)
2
: a helicopter used for medevac

Examples of medivac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because the enemy had no planes or helicopters, an American medivac could fly to the rescue within 30 minutes of an injury. NPR, 3 June 2024 As a result of the fires, 62 members of the Oregon National Guard have been deployed, along with Blackhawk helicopters to provide water drops, fire spotting and medivac support, Major General Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard said. Hollie Silverman, Michael Guy and Joe Sutton, CNN, 21 July 2021 Military and medivac flights were excluded. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 11 Jan. 2023 The man was flown to the Medical Center of the Rockies by medivac where he is being treated. Claudia Dominguez, CNN, 30 May 2022 Two medivac helicopters responded to the area and transported the officers and the man to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Lilly Price, baltimoresun.com, 11 Feb. 2022

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“Medivac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medivac. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

medivac

variant of medevac

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