- 1The action of evacuating a person or a place: there were waves of evacuation during the blitz [count noun]: a full-scale evacuation of the city centreMore example sentences
removal, clearance, shifting, expulsion, eviction, deportationclearance, emptying, depopulation; abandonment, quitting, vacation, desertion, leaving, forsaking; departure from, withdrawal from, retreat from, pull-out from, disappearance from, exodus from, flight from• rare unpeopling
- The dismounting vehicles provide casualty evacuation and direct fire support.
- Once clear of the runway, we executed our procedures for ground evacuation.
- During the Korean war, US forces employed them for liaison, supply, casualty evacuation, and troop transportation.
- 2The action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ: patients with a feeling of incomplete evacuation [count noun]: those who required an evacuation of retained productsMore example sentences
- She also experienced a feeling of incomplete evacuation after passing a bowel movement, flatulence and bloating.
- For most of the 20th century spontaneous miscarriage was managed by evacuation of retained products of conception.
- Other associated symptoms include bloating, distension, mucus in the stool, urgency, and a feeling of incomplete evacuation.
- 2.1 [count noun] A quantity of matter discharged from the bowels or another bodily organ: the evacuations of cholera victims are almost colourless
- 2.2 • technical The action of emptying a container of air, water, or other contents: techniques for evacuation of gas combustion fumesMore example sentences
- Caves can also develop by other processes: by weathering, the hydraulic action of waves, tectonic movements, and glacial melt water, and the evacuation of molten rock in lava flows.