Definition of medevac in English:

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medevac

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛdɪvak/
(also medivac) North American

noun

[mass noun]
The evacuation of military or other casualties to hospital in a helicopter or aeroplane: we radioed Pleiku and asked for medevac [as modifier]: three big medevac choppers
More example sentences
  • Other military roles include medevac and search-and-rescue operations.
  • Military commanders had worried the crowd would rush medevac helicopters.
  • A unit of American marines on patrol saw the disabled vehicle and called in a medevac helicopter, which evacuated the officer and his soldiers.

verb (medevacs, medevacking, medevacked)

[with object]
Transport (someone) to hospital in a helicopter or aeroplane: I was medevacked out of Freetown
More example sentences
  • Fellow soldiers applied tourniquets to stop Covington from bleeding to death and medivacked him to the nearest hospital.
  • Finally, I was medevacked to Kaiser, and my chart was translated from Thai.
  • Their convoy was hit by a suicide car bomber and three friends were medevacked with severe burns.

Origin

1960s: blend of medical and evacuation.

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Line breaks: med|evac

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