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evacuate

[ih-vak-yoo-eyt]
verb (used with object), evacuated, evacuating.
1.
to leave empty; vacate. empty, void, drain.
2.
to remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons of safety or protection: to evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood.
3.
to remove persons from (a city, town, building, area, etc.) for reasons of safety: to evacuate the embassy after a bomb threat.
4.
Military.
a.
to remove (troops, wounded soldiers, civilians, etc.) from a war zone, combat area, etc.
b.
to withdraw from or quit (a town, fort, etc., that has been occupied).
5.
Physiology. to discharge or eject as through the excretory passages, especially from the bowels.
6.
to deprive: Fear evacuated their minds of reason.
7.
to produce a vacuum in.
verb (used without object), evacuated, evacuating.
8.
to leave a place because of military or other threats.
9.
to void; defecate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ēvacuātus (past participle of ēvacuāre to empty out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vacuāre to empty); see vacuum, -ate1

reevacuate, verb, reevacuated, reevacuating.
unevacuated, adjective
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evacuate (ɪˈvækjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (also intr) to withdraw or cause to withdraw from (a place of danger) to a place of greater safety
2.  to make empty by removing the contents of
3.  (also intr) physiol
 a.  to eliminate or excrete (faeces); defecate
 b.  to discharge (any waste product) from (a part of the body)
4.  (tr) to create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin ēvacuāre to void, from vacuus empty]
 
evacu'ation
 
n
 
e'vacuative
 
adj
 
e'vacuator
 
n

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evacuate
c.1400 (implied in evacuation), from L. evacuatus, pp. of evacuare "empty," used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in L.L. for "clear out," from ex- "out" + vacuus "empty." Earliest sense in English is medical. Meaning "remove inhabitants to safer ground" is from 1934. Related: Evacuated;
evacuating.
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evacuate e·vac·u·ate (ĭ-vāk'yōō-āt')
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates

  1. To empty or remove the contents of.

  2. To excrete or discharge waste matter, especially of the bowels.

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