Definition of evacuation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˌvækjuˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌvækjuˈeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the process of moving people from a place of danger to a safer place the emergency evacuation of thousands of people after the earthquake
  2. 2the act of emptying a building or other place of people because it is not safe for them to stay there Officials ordered the evacuation of the Florida Keys as the tropical storm approached.