Translation of evacuate in Spanish:

evacuate

Pronunciation: /ɪˈvækjueɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (leave) [building/village] evacuar*, desalojar
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    • Smoke management systems may also be employed, especially where occupants are unable to evacuate the zone of fire origin, as may happen in a detention facility.
    • Authorities are urging about 9,000 people living nearby to evacuate that danger zone.
    • Under proposed amendments to the Civil Contingencies Bill, the police will be able to evacuate danger areas should a ‘catastrophic incident’ occur.
    1.2 (make people leave) [building/area] evacuar*, desalojar
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    • Thousands of people were evacuated, and police snipers placed on the rooftops.
    • Cuba battened down for what could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the island in living memory and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes.
    • Police evacuated the residents of the 14 flats at St John's Gardens, Lake Road, at around 11.20 pm on Tuesday.
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    • The 45th Infantry evacuated the immediate area and moved a short distance south.
    • By early 1943 it was clear that the Japanese had failed, and they abandoned attempts to retake Henderson Field, evacuating the few troops they had left on the island.
    • The troops had to be evacuated, with two Allied destroyers, one British and one French
    1.3 [residents/population] evacuar* they were evacuated to the countryside/from the area fueron evacuados al campo/de la zona
  • 2 [bowels] evacuar*
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    • Because Daio induces diarrhea, it was increased gradually till the patients evacuated their bowels two or three times a day.
    • Terrified and claustrophobic she vomited and evacuated her bowel and bladder.
    • The nurse evacuates the patient's urinary bladder via the Crede's maneuver (ie, massaging the bladder by pressing down on the anterior, superior surface of the abdomen).
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    • Approximately 2.5 L of clotted blood was evacuated from the hematoma.
    • A bleeder from the temporal vein was ligated, clot and blood were evacuated, and the neck was redrained.
    • At 12 months, the body's natural metabolism evacuates the copolymer from the surrounding tissue by forming carbon dioxide and water, and by 15 months, the copolymer is completely eliminated.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.