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verb evacuate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈvækjuˌeɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleevacuating
past tenseevacuated
past participleevacuated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to leave a building or other place because it is not safe
    If the alarm sounds, all students should evacuate immediately.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make people leave a building because it is not safe
      We were all evacuated because of a bomb scare.
    2. b.
      [transitive] to make people leave their homes because of a dangerous situation such as a war
      Over 10,000 refugees have now been evacuated to neighboring countries.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] medical to get rid of solid waste from your bowels


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