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e·vac·u·ate

evacuate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vaek yu eIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: evacuates, evacuating, evacuated
definition 1: to move or take away from a dangerous place.
The police are evacuating people from the flood area.
synonyms:
remove
similar words:
dismiss, eject, evict, oust
definition 2: to leave or to empty of people for safety reasons.
The area was evacuated before the attack.
synonyms:
leave, withdraw from
similar words:
empty, quit
derivation: evacuator (n.)
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