Two hundred people—including more than 20 newborns—were forced to evacuate.
Tenet had wanted to evacuate the center, but Black rebuffed him.
We were told to evacuate the building—and not allowed back in for work.
It set off a flurry of activity, although in classic fashion some jaded New Yorkers refused to evacuate.
The captain is responsible for the decision to evacuate and by what means.
The commander was allowed to evacuate the city, and fell back toward the national capital.
It'll take all of forty minutes to evacuate, and the Mercutians may be on us by then.
If you are warned to evacuate your home and move to another location temporarily, there are certain things to remember and do.
On November 11, 1914, the Serbians were compelled to evacuate this city.
This was certainly pleasure enough for one week; so I ordered my bill, and prepared "to evacuate Flanders."
1520s, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare "to empty, make void, nullify," used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in Late Latin for "clear out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vacuus "empty" (see vacuum).
Earliest sense in English is medical. Meaning "remove inhabitants to safer ground" is from 1934. Replaced Middle English evacuen (c.1400). Related: Evacuated; evacuating.
evacuate e·vac·u·ate (ĭ-vāk'yōō-āt')
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates
To empty or remove the contents of.
To excrete or discharge waste matter, especially of the bowels.