[ US /iˈvækjəˌeɪt, ɪˈvækjəˌeɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɪvˈækjuːˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. excrete or discharge from the body
  2. empty completely
    evacuate the bottle
  3. move people from their homes or country
  4. create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
  5. move out of an unsafe location into safety
    After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
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How To Use evacuate In A Sentence

  • Much later, Tomlinson realized that the hotel had already been hit and that all the journalists were either fleeing their rooms or helping evacuate the mortally wounded reporters.
  • A team of rescue Sherpa evacuated the two men down through the towering seracs and debris to Base Camp where they were quickly flown to Kathmandu by helicopter.
  • In some pools, there are no fish or other aquatic animals at all because fishermen have even evacuated all the water with pumps in order to catch the fish.
  • People inside the 50-kilometer (30-mile) tunnel, known as the Chunnel, were evacuated through a service tunnel that runs between the two train-carrying tunnels, Eurotunnel officials said. Top Stories - Google News
  • She first encountered the phenomenon when one of her colleagues from the Top End related the story of a man who was evacuated from an outstation with a deteriorating medical condition.
  • One hundred people were evacuated from a village near York today after a storage tank leaked, releasing an explosive cloud of propane gas.
  • It was about 11: 05 this morning, while while we were asking questions of Mr. Fleischer -- as we always do in the morning -- what we call the gaggle -- Gordon Johndroe, who is an assistant who works for Mr. Fleischer, came in and handed him a Post-it note it, and on that note it said, We must evacuate this section of the West Wing. CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2001
  • Of the original twenty captive-bred maracanas that had arrived in Brazil, one had died and eight had been evacuated; this left eleven. SPIX'S MACAW: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S RAREST BIRD
  • Oil prices shot up nearly US $1.50 a barrel yesterday as oil and natural gas producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Delegates evacuated the building when a suspect package was found.
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