Physiology. discharge, as of waste matter through the excretory passages, especially from the bowels.
something evacuated or discharged.
the removal of persons or things from an endangered area.
clearance by removal of troops, equipment, etc.
the withdrawal or removal of troops, civilians, etc.
- e·vac·u·a·tive [ih-vak-yoo-ey-tiv], /ɪˈvæk yuˌeɪ tɪv/, adjective
- non·e·vac·u·a·tion, noun
- re·e·vac·u·a·tion, noun
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How to use evacuation in a sentence
Stoughton says that what he sees as inconsistency in officers’ decisions to retreat or not, as well as the lack of an evacuation plan and the clear delay in securing backup, point to notable mistakes.Police are flying surveillance over Washington. Where were they last week? | Tate Ryan-Mosley | January 18, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
This could include a standard trip insurance policy, a pricier “cancel for any reason” policy, or a medical evacuation membership such as that provided by Medjet.
As politicians and their staffs were told to evacuate or shelter in place, one photo of a congressional computer left unlocked still with an evacuation notice on the screen spread quickly around the internet.Decrypted: How bad was the US Capitol breach for cybersecurity? | Zack Whittaker | January 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
In some states, officials have ordered closures and evacuations in the face of armed demonstrators.
A local Arizona coronavirus model now predicts a new viral surge will be “a major forest fire without an evacuation order” unless the state mandates masking.The thoughtless husks who plunged this NFL season into chaos deserve a public shaming | Sally Jenkins | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
According to Reuters, Salia's evacuation occurred "at the request of his wife," a statement which has yet to be confirmed.Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call? | Abby Haglage | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In secret conclave, the Embassy discussed its evacuation plans.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece | John le Carré | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Levin can at least diagnose the problem and recognize that this leads to an evacuation of traditional politics.
And lo and behold, the medic who stayed behind in Tripoli saved one American life during the evacuation, according to the report.
He managed to get on an evacuation flight organized by the U.S. government.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. | Elliot Ackerman | May 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I perceive no immediate reason for the evacuation of Peking as far as the supply of game is concerned.
After the evacuation of the conquered territories the Marshal was appointed to command the Army of Germany.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
But we must have a complete scheme of evacuation by land and sea, not two badly jointed schemes.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
On the evacuation of the Spaniards the unrestrained petty chiefs were like lions released from captivity.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It is because of this evil spirit that we have ourselves evoked that some now clamour for the complete evacuation of Mesopotamia.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram