Synonyms for evacuate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ih-vak-yoo-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈvæk yuˌeɪt

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Définition of evacuate

Origin :
  • 1520s, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare "to empty, make void, nullify," used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in Late Latin for "clear out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vacuus "empty" (see vacuum).
  • Earliest sense in English is medical. Meaning "remove inhabitants to safer ground" is from 1934. Replaced Middle English evacuen (c.1400). Related: Evacuated; evacuating.
  • verb clear an area; empty
Example sentences :
  • It'll take all of forty minutes to evacuate, and the Mercutians may be on us by then.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • On November 11, 1914, the Serbians were compelled to evacuate this city.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) » by Various
  • On the other hand, they were forced to evacuate some of their positions east of Kiselin.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) » by Various
  • Remember, Dr. Harris, we've got to evacuate the city first of all!
  • Extract from : « One-Shot » by James Benjamin Blish
  • The despatch reached the French just as they were preparing to evacuate Cairo.
  • Extract from : « At Aboukir and Acre » by George Alfred Henty
  • Then the British acknowledged Anda as Governor, and proceeded to evacuate the city.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
  • The message had come from General Lee of the order to evacuate Richmond!
  • Extract from : « Ten American Girls From History » by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • The population will evacuate Ensfield, leaving all action to the police.
  • Extract from : « The Pirates of Ersatz » by Murray Leinster
  • Most questionable was the decision of Ministers to evacuate the Helder and the Texel.
  • Extract from : « William Pitt and the Great War » by John Holland Rose
  • Get wounded aboard transports and prepare to evacuate troops.
  • Extract from : « Tulan » by Carroll Mather Capps

Antonyms for evacuate

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