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e·vac·u·ate

(ē-vak'yū-āt),
To accomplish evacuation.
[L. e-vacuo, pp. -vacuatus, to empty out]

evacuate

(ĭ-văk′yo͞o-āt′)
v. evacu·ated, evacu·ating, evacu·ates
v.tr.
1.
a. To withdraw or depart from; vacate: The coastal areas were evacuated before the hurricane made landfall.
b. To withdraw or send away (troops or inhabitants) from a threatened area: The Coast Guard helped evacuate the citizens after the flood.
c. To relinquish military possession or occupation of (a town, for example).
2. To excrete or discharge waste matter from (the bowel, for example).
3.
a. To empty or remove the contents of (a closed space or container).
b. To empty or remove (fluid, for example) from a closed space or container.
c. To create a vacuum in.
v.intr.
1. To withdraw from or vacate a place or area, especially as a protective measure: The mayor urged the residents to evacuate before the hurricane struck.
2. To excrete waste matter from the body.

e·vac′u·a′tive adj.
e·vac′u·a′tor n.

evacuate

[ivak′yo̅o̅·āt]
Etymology: L, evacuare, to empty
1 v, to discharge or to remove a substance from a cavity, space, organ, or tract of the body.
2 n, a substance discharged or removed from the body, such as evacuation of stool. evacuation, n.

e·vac·u·ate

(ē-vak'yū-āt)
To empty out.
[L. e-vacuo, pp. -vacuatus, to empty out]
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LAHORE -- The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has evacuated 11,267 flood affectees so far from flood-prone districts of Punjab.
Five residents from the threestorey house, which had been converted into seven flats, and four from a neighbouring property were evacuated while the blaze was tackled.
Presiding over a meeting of senior rescue officers at Rescue 1122 Headquarters, Dr Arshad Zia said as per details provided by the Provincial Monitoring Cell of Punjab Emergency Service, some 4,262 people from Sumra Nashaib; 473 from Lohanch Nashaib, 624 from Dewan Chowk, 410 from Mouza Bakhri Ahmed Khan, 406 from Basti Gurmani, 20 from Mongar, 496 from Mouza Shahwala, 2226 from Wara Sehr, 1618 from Basti Jakhar, 216 from Maqsood Chowk, 926 from Mouza Sheen Wala and 355 people were rescued from Basti Kanjal in Layyah District, 4,224 flood-affected people were evacuated from Chachran Sharif; 3,387 from Mouza Chuhan, 1,164 from Bhong and 389 people from Abadpur in Rahim Yar Khan district.
According to details provided by the Provincial Monitoring Cell (PMC) of Punjab Emergency Service, about 4,262 victims were rescued from Sumra Nashaib; 473 from Lohanch Nashaib, 485 from Dewan Chowk, 336 from Mouza Bakhri Ahmed Khan, 324 from Basti Gurmani, 20 from Mongar, 359 from Mouza Shahwala, 1,555 from Wara Sehr, 1,072 from Basti Jakhar, 216 from Maqsood Chowk, 433 from Mouza Sheen Wala and 310 from Basti Kanjal in Layyah, 4,224 flood-hit people were evacuated from Chachran Sharif; 3,319 from Mouza Chuhan, 477 from Bhong and 373 from Abadpur in Rahim Yar Khan.
Neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution before the area was declared safe.
The airport was also evacuated on Tuesday (4 July) when a man in the arrivals hall allegedly claimed to have a bomb in his bag.
The remainder of our personnel have been evacuated.
A resident of Clarendon Road, who was evacuated, said: 'There was smoke coming out of the grate.
Most patients who were evacuated to other HCA facilities in the region will remain where they are until discharged, leaving capacity at the evacuated hospitals once they reopen.
Firemen gathered equipment and evacuated to high ground," according to a report released Wednesday by the Oregon Emergency Management office.
Officer Mitch Elliott and Sergeant Harry Hawkins of the Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, Police Department hurried door-to-door through intense heat, flames, and smoke and evacuated the residents as firefighters battled the blaze.