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Definitions for evacuate
ɪˈvæk yuˌeɪtevac·u·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evacuate(verb)

    move out of an unsafe location into safety

    "After the earthquake, residents were evacuated"

  2. evacuate(verb)

    empty completely

    "evacuate the bottle"

  3. evacuate(verb)

    move people from their homes or country

  4. evacuate(verb)

    create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)

  5. evacuate, void, empty(verb)

    excrete or discharge from the body

GCIDE

  1. Evacuate(v. i.)

    to expel stool from the bowels; to defecate.

Wiktionary

  1. evacuate(Verb)

    To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.

    The firefighters told everyone to evacuate the area as the flames approached.

    Etymology: From evacuare.

  2. evacuate(Verb)

    To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.

    The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.

    Etymology: From evacuare.

  3. evacuate(Verb)

    To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

    Etymology: From evacuare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evacuate(verb)

    to make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

  2. Evacuate(verb)

    fig.: To make empty; to deprive

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

  3. Evacuate(verb)

    to remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

  4. Evacuate(verb)

    to withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

  5. Evacuate(verb)

    to make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

  6. Evacuate(verb)

    to let blood

    Etymology: [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See Vacate.]

Freebase

  1. Evacuate

    Evacuate is the third album released by British punk rock band Chelsea. Originally released in 1982 by Step Forward, it was re-issued in 2008 by Captain Oi!

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evacuate

    e-vak′ū-āt, v.t. to throw out the contents of: to discharge: to withdraw from.—adj. Evac′uant, purgative.—n. Evacuā′tion, act of emptying out: a withdrawing from: that which is discharged.—adj. Evac′uātive.—n. Evac′uātor, one who evacuates: (law) one who nullifies or makes void. [L. e, out, vacuāre, -ātum, to empty—vacuus, empty.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. evacuate

    To withdraw from a town or fortress, in virtue of a treaty or capitulation; or in compliance with superior orders.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. evacuate

    To withdraw from a town or fortress, in consequence either of a treaty or a capitulation, or of superior orders.

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How to say evacuate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evacuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evacuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of evacuate in a Sentence

  1. Howard Amos:

    We got up this morning, and then mama, she was like,' We got to evacuate,' so we started packing our clothes, and now we're here( in Austin).

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to radical Islam.

  3. Maria Linomontes ':

    We tried to save many things, but the water just carried them away, we didn't evacuate because we thought the hurricane was going to hit elsewhere.

  4. Dustin Shillcox:

    Imagine what would happen if you can’t evacuate your bowel or bladder effectively. If you can change that, you’re really changing the course and nature of these folks’ lives in a really profound way.

  5. Richard Kivanzanga:

    The assailants killed women, men and children, it wasn't possible to evacuate all the bodies today because we had to wait for an escort from the army.

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