evacuate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (i-vak'y-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to leave empty; vacate.
- 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.
- to remove persons from (a city, town, building, area, etc.) for reasons of safety: to evacuate the embassy after a bomb threat.
- to remove (troops, wounded soldiers, civilians, etc.) from a war zone, combat area, etc.
- to withdraw from or quit (a town, fort, etc., that has been occupied).
- to discharge or eject as through the excretory passages, esp. from the bowels.
- to deprive: Fear evacuated their minds of reason.
- to produce a vacuum in.
- to leave a place because of military or other threats.
- to void; defecate.
- evacuate (Thesaurus)