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See also: évacuée



From French évacué, évacuée, from évacuer.


evacuee (plural evacuees)

  1. A person who has been evacuated, especially a civilian evacuated from a dangerous place in time of war
    • 2012 November 20, Nina Bernstein, “Storm Bared a Lack of Options for the Homeless in New York”, in New York Times[1]:
      In the three weeks since, the city has repeatedly relocated evacuees on short notice. To reopen schools, it bused many to armories, turning drill floors into open dormitories for the first time since a 1980s lawsuit halted the practice.