Evacuation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌvækjuˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word evacuation
Brit.  |ɪˌvakjʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word evacuation

noun

- the act of removing the contents of something (syn: emptying, voidance)
- the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
- the bodily process of discharging waste matter (syn: elimination, excreting, excretion, voiding)

Examples

Their treasury exhausted by so frequent evacuations.

...the fire department sent someone to determine the adequacy of the building's evacuation plan...

...the lack of planning had resulted in the city's evacuation being a mare's nest of epic proportions...

Detectives are investigating a hoax call which led to the evacuation of an office block.

Police ordered the evacuation of the building.

The details of the evacuation are veiled in secrecy.

Word forms

noun
singular: evacuation
plural: evacuations
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