evacuate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"evacuate" in British English

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evacuateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪˈvæk.ju.eɪt/
to ​movepeople from a ​dangerousplace to ​somewheresafe: The ​police evacuated the ​villageshortly before the ​explosion. A thousand ​people were evacuated fromtheirhomesfollowing the ​floods. When ​toxicfumesbegan to ​drift toward ​ourhomes, we were told to evacuate.
evacuation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪˌvæk.juˈeɪ.ʃən/
The evacuation of ​civiliansremains out of the ​question while the ​fightingcontinues. The first evacuations came ten ​days after the ​disaster.
(Definition of evacuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evacuate" in American English

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evacuateverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪˈvæk·juˌeɪt/
to ​removepeople from a ​dangerousplace: [T] Residents were ​ordered to evacuate the ​area before the ​hurricane made ​landfall. science Evacuate ​means to ​remove something, esp. a ​gas or ​liquid, from a ​container.
evacuation
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪˌvæk·juˈeɪ·ʃən/
[U] A ​chemicalspillprompted the evacuation of ​arearesidents.
(Definition of evacuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evacuate" in Business English

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evacuateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪˈvækjueɪt/ WORKPLACE
to ​movepeople or to be ​moved from a dangerous ​place to somewhere ​safe: be evacuated from sth Fire ​broke out and all ​staff were evacuated from the ​building.
(Definition of evacuate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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