Definition of evacuation in English:

evacuation

Syllabification: e·vac·u·a·tion
Pronunciation: /iˌvakyo͞oˈāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1The action of evacuating a person or a place: there were waves of evacuation during the blitz a full-scale evacuation of the city center
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2.1A quantity of matter discharged from the bowels or another bodily organ.
  • 2.2 technical The action of emptying a container of air, water, or other contents.
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    • 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.

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