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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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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. Tanya Andrews:

    I was sitting in my living room and I was telling my husband water is coming through the back, it was already flooded. Then the police captain came and told us to evacuate. My house is flooded.

  2. Oeystein Gjerdrum:

    There were two massive tremors that lasted for a long while and I assumed it was snow being cleared or something like that, then the power suddenly went out, and a neighbour came to the door and said we needed to evacuate, so I woke up my three grandchildren and told them to get dressed quickly.

  3. White House:

    Refusing to evacuate to the rear despite his severe wounds, he directed the operation of his lone field piece continuing to fire in the face of the enemy, with the rebels within 100 yards of his position, Cushing was shot and killed during this heroic stand. His actions made it possible for the Union Army to successfully repulse the Confederate assault.

  4. Ilya Shapiro:

    You have to tailor your emergency measures to the nature of the emergency. In a hurricane, you evacuate the coasts. In a virus situation, there is no reason to evacuate the coasts.

  5. Tassin Barnard:

    We decided to evacuate and were lucky to escape the fires.

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