What does evacuate mean?

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. Naftali Bennett:

    If I get an order to evacuate a Jew from his home, to expel him, me, personally, my conscience would not let me do it. I’ll ask my commander to excuse me, but I won’t publicly call on others to refuse an order. I personally can’t …

  2. De Brunner:

    Our first responders will be put through their paces by mounting an operation to contain the area, evacuate the public, rescue and treat the wounded, manage a crime scene and, importantly, catch the people responsible.

  3. Sergio Cabanas:

    We've found entire families, we found almost all of them huddled together, which means that they were going to try and evacuate but sadly they didn't have time.

  4. Brian Haus:

    If we could get a better forecast that helps in evacuation planning -- particularly in large cities. The sooner you can get good information on how strong a storm is going to be, the more safely you can plan to evacuate people that are at risk.

  5. Joseph Michalski:

    All these activity increases tell you that something is happening. But none of this says exactly what will happen in exactly what timeframe, that's frustrating for people who want to evacuate or people who need to make decisions.

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