Evacuate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈvækjueɪt|  American pronunciation of the word evacuate
Brit.  |ɪˈvakjʊeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word evacuate

verb

- move out of an unsafe location into safety

After the earthquake, residents were evacuated

- empty completely

evacuate the bottle

- move people from their homes or country
- create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
- excrete or discharge from the body (syn: empty, void)

Examples

People who live along the coast are being evacuated as the hurricane approaches.

During World War II, children were evacuated from London to the country.

Residents were ordered to evacuate the building.

Residents have been ordered to evacuate.

All the London children were evacuated to the country, where they would be safe from the bombing.

They were ordered to evacuate the building.

Several families were evacuated from their homes.

During the war he was evacuated to Scotland.

Police evacuated the area.

The order was given to evacuate.

Police ordered the evacuation of the building.

After the earthquake, residents were evacuated

The mayor gave an order to evacuate the city.

The bomb threat is probably a hoax, but we should still evacuate the building.

a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: evacuate
he/she/it: evacuates
present participle: evacuating
past tense: evacuated
past participle: evacuated
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