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- To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
- The firefighters told us to evacuate the area as the flames approached.
- The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
- To cause to leave or withdraw from.
- The firefighters decided to evacuate all the inhabitants from the street.
- To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum.
- The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
- (figuratively) To make empty; to deprive.
- Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.
- To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
- To make void; to nullify; to vacate.
- to evacuate a contract or marriage
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- evacuation noun
to move out of an unsafe location into safety