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evacuate

Pronunciation: /ɪˈvækjueɪt/

Translation of evacuate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (leave) [building/village] evacuar*, desalojar
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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*
    Example sentences
    • 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).
    Example sentences
    • 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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