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evacuate Explained

evacuate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ı'vækjə'eıt]

evacuate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1400 (implied in evacuation), from L. evacuatus, pp. of evacuare "empty," used by Pliny in reference to the bowels, used figuratively in L.L. for "clear out," from ex- "out" + vacuus "empty." Earliest sense in Eng. is medical. Meaning "remove inhabitants to safer ground" is from 1934. ///

evacuate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of evacuare, from vacuus 'empty']//
1 [T] to send people away from a dangerous place to a safe place: evacuate sb from/to sth// --Several families were evacuated from their homes.// --During the war he was evacuated to Scotland.//
2 [I and T] to empty a place by making all the people leave: --Police evacuated the area.// --The order was given to evacuate.//
3 [T] formal to empty your bowels: -- evacuation/[hA366]v[zB024]kjue[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U and C] // --the evacuation of British troops from the area// --Police ordered the evacuation of the building.//

evacuate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "evacuate":
abandon, abscond, back out, beat a retreat, beg off, blow,
blow out, bow out, breathe out, ca-ca, clean out, clear,
clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, crap, cry off,
defecate, depart from, deplete, deprive, desert, disappear,
discard, discharge, divest, drain, drop out, dung, eliminate, emit,
empty, empty out, exhale, exhaust, expire, forsake, fume,
get rid of, give off, give out, give vent to, go back on, jettison,
jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, let out, maroon, move,
number two, open the floodgates, open the sluices, puff, pull out,
purge, quit, quit cold, reek, relinquish, relocate, remove, renege,
retire, retreat, say goodbye to, scour out, shit, smoke,
stand down, steam, stool, sweep out, take a shit, take leave of,
throw off, throw over, unclog, unfoul, vacate, vanish, vapor, vent,
void, withdraw, withdraw from

evacuate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Egress): emerge, emanate, issue, egress, go out of, come out of, evacuate, exude, leak, drain, ooze, expel, flow out.

evacuate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
1 [VN] to move people from a place of danger to a safer place:
Police evacuated nearby buildings. * Children were evacuated from London to escape the bombing. * Families were evacuated to safer parts of the city.
2 to move out of a place because of danger, and leave the place empty:
[VN] Employees were urged to evacuate their offices immediately. * [V] Locals were told to evacuate.
3 [VN] (formal) to empty your bowels
evacuation noun [U, C]:
the emergency evacuation of thousands of people after the earthquake

evacuate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
1 [VN] to move people from a place of danger to a safer place:
Police evacuated nearby buildings. * Children were evacuated from London to escape the bombing. * Families were evacuated to safer parts of the city.
2 to move out of a place because of danger, and leave the place empty:
[VN] Employees were urged to evacuate their offices immediately. * [V] Locals were told to evacuate.
3 [VN] (formal) to empty your bowels
evacuation noun [U, C]:
the emergency evacuation of thousands of people after the earthquake

Evacuate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Evacuate \E*vac"u*ate\, v. i.
To let blood [Obs.] --Burton.

Evacuate \E*vac"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evacuated}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Evacuating}.] [l. evacuatus, p. p. of evacuare to
empty, nullify; e out + vacuus empty, vacare to be empty. See
{Vacate}.]
1. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of;
as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.

2. Fig.: To make empty; to deprive. [R.]

Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important
meaning. --Coleridge.

3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the
contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

4. To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers
from a country, city, or fortress.

The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
--Burke.

5. To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a
contract or marriage. [Obs.] --Bacon.

evacuate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

evacuate
v 1: move out of an unsafe location into safety; "After the
earthquake, residents were evacuated"
2: empty completely; "evacuate the bottle"
3: move people from their homes or country
4: create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.)
[syn: {exhaust}]
5: excrete or discharge from the body [syn: {void}, {empty}]

evacuate at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la evacuare.

Verb

Inter: en-verb » evacuat|es
  • To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
    1. : The firefighters told everyone to evacuate the area as the flames approached.
    2. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
    3. : The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
    4. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

      Related terms

      * evacuation Inter: pos » n

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to move out of an unsafe location into safety

  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » جلا عن (jála ʕan)
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|евакуирам|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|搬空|tr=bānkōng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|撤離|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|撤离|tr=chèlí|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|疏散|tr=shūsàn|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » military Inter: t » cmn|後送|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|后送|tr=hòusòng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|evakuovat
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|evakuere
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|evacueren
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|evakui
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tyhjentää

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|évacuer
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|evakuieren (1,2,4), Inter: t+ » de|entleeren (3), Inter: t+ » de|annullieren (4)
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εκκενώσει
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|evacuare
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|避難|tr=ひなんする, hinan-suru|alt=避難する
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|비우다|tr=biuda|sc=Kore
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|whakatahi
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|evacuar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эвакуировать|tr=evakuírovat' Inter: imp » f and Inter: pf » .
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|evakuirati|alt=evakuírati, Inter: t- » sh|isprazniti|alt=isprázniti
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|evacuar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|evakuera
    • Inter: trreq » vi


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Italian

    Verb

    evacuate
  • Inter: conjugation of » evacuare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » evacuare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|evacuato


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    Latin

    Verb

    Inter: la-verb-form » ēvacuāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » evacuo|ēvacuō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: ar » evacuate
    Translation: de » evacuate
    Translation: et » evacuate
    Translation: el » evacuate
    Translation: fr » evacuate
    Translation: ko » evacuate
    Translation: io » evacuate
    Translation: it » evacuate
    Translation: kn » evacuate
    Translation: li » evacuate
    Translation: hu » evacuate
    Translation: mg » evacuate
    Translation: ml » evacuate
    Translation: my » evacuate
    Translation: pl » evacuate
    Category: simple:evacuate -
    Translation: fi » evacuate
    Translation: sv » evacuate
    Translation: ta » evacuate
    Translation: te » evacuate
    Translation: vi » evacuate
    Translation: zh » evacuate