- the act or process of evacuating, or the condition of being evacuated; discharge or expulsion, as of contents.
- 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.
Origin of evacuation
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Examples from the Web for evacuation
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?
November 17, 2014
In secret conclave, the Embassy discussed its evacuation plans.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece
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November 8, 2014
Levin can at least diagnose the problem and recognize that this leads to an evacuation of traditional politics.Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct
November 4, 2014
And lo and behold, the medic who stayed behind in Tripoli saved one American life during the evacuation, according to the report.Hey, Benghazi-Heads, You Stand Down!
July 14, 2014
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.
May 3, 2014
We both agreed that evacuation of the Hagen was imperative; but then, how to get out?Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Nelson, who was appointed to superintend the evacuation, frustrated these projects.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
There should have been time for evacuation, but the frightened soldiers had been blind with fear.The Leech
An amusing aftermath of the evacuation by the French and Irish Divisions.
Early in the morning got off my answer to K.'s evacuation cable.
Word Origin and History for evacuation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.
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