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evacuate

[ ih-vak-yoo-eyt ]
/ 瑟藞v忙k yu藢e瑟t /
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Definition of evacuate

verb (used with object), e路vac路u路at路ed, e路vac路u路at路ing.
verb (used without object), e路vac路u路at路ed, e路vac路u路at路ing.
to leave a place because of military or other threats.
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Origin of evacuate

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, from Latin 膿vacu膩tus 鈥渆mptied out鈥 (past participle of 膿vacu膩re, equivalent to 膿- + vacu膩re ); see origin at e-1, vacuum, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM evacuate

re路e路vac路u路ate, verb, re路e路vac路u路at路ed, re路e路vac路u路at路ing.un路e路vac路u路at路ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for evacuate

evacuate
/ (瑟藞v忙kj蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb (mainly tr)
(also intr) to withdraw or cause to withdraw from (a place of danger) to a place of greater safety
to make empty by removing the contents of
(also intr) physiol
  1. to eliminate or excrete (faeces); defecate
  2. to discharge (any waste product) from (a part of the body)
(tr) to create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc)

Derived forms of evacuate

evacuation, nounevacuative, adjectiveevacuator, noun

Word Origin for evacuate

C16: from Latin 膿vacu膩re to void, from vacuus empty
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Medical definitions for evacuate

evacuate
[ 沫-v膬ky艒艒-膩t鈥 ]

v.
To empty or remove the contents of.
To excrete or discharge waste matter, especially of the bowels.
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