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evacuate

e·vac·u·ate

evacuate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vaek yu eIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: evacuated, evacuates, evacuating
definition: to leave or to empty of people for safety reasons.
The firefighters evacuated the burning building.The police evacuated the people from the valley before the flood.
synonyms:
leave
similar words:
empty, quit
derivation: evacuator (n.)
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