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[ih-vak-yoo-ee, ih-vak-yoo-ee] /ɪˌvæk yuˈi, ɪˈvæk yuˌi/
a person who is withdrawn or removed from a place of danger, a disaster area, etc.
Origin of evacuee
1935-40; < French évacué, past participle of évacuer to evacuate; see -ee Unabridged
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  • If the evacuee has no picture identification whatsoever, two witnesses may vouch for the evacuee.
  • Some stayed rather than abandon their pets, which are barred from evacuee shelters.
  • Typical layouts of relocation center evacuee residential blocks.
  • The lack of adequate identification delays service to any evacuee.
  • Give a printed handout in relevant languages and/or with illustrations to each evacuee being transported.
  • Students are paired with lawyers to research a problem an evacuee is having.
British Dictionary definitions for evacuee


a person evacuated from a place of danger, esp in wartime
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Word Origin and History for evacuee

1934, from French évacué, from évacuer; see evacuate + -ee.

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