His son died in the tsunami, while helping the disabled people to evacuate to a nearby hillside.
We were told to evacuate the building—and not allowed back in for work.
When the Germans were preparing to evacuate Tirana they wanted to destroy the radio station.
Workers were back on the job after a fire scare forced them to evacuate the plant on Tuesday.
Two hundred people—including more than 20 newborns—were forced to evacuate.
The commander was allowed to evacuate the city, and fell back toward the national capital.
That is the impolicy of announcing our intention to evacuate Khartoum.
If you are warned to evacuate your home and move to another location temporarily, there are certain things to remember and do.
It'll take all of forty minutes to evacuate, and the Mercutians may be on us by then.
This was certainly pleasure enough for one week; so I ordered my bill, and prepared "to evacuate Flanders."
1520s, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare "to empty, make void, nullify," used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in Late Latin for "clear out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vacuus "empty" (see vacuum).
Earliest sense in English is medical. Meaning "remove inhabitants to safer ground" is from 1934. Replaced Middle English evacuen (c.1400). Related: Evacuated; evacuating.
evacuate e·vac·u·ate (ĭ-vāk'yōō-āt')
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates
To empty or remove the contents of.
To excrete or discharge waste matter, especially of the bowels.