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Evacuate (third-person singular simple present evacuates, present participle evacuating, simple past and past participle evacuated)

  1. To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
    The firefighters told everyone to evacuate the area as the flames approached.
  2. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
    The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
  3. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.

Synonyms for Evacuate

expel, empty, make vacant, clear, purge, scour, discharge, void, emit, leave, quit, retreat, relinquish, vacate, abandon, desert.

Antonyms for Evacuate

fill, load, charge, stuff, enter, take over, occupy.

Related terms


abandon, abscond, back out, beat a retreat, beg off, blow, blow out, bow out, breathe out, ca-ca, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, crap, cry off, defecate, depart from, deplete, deprive, desert, disappear, discard, discharge, divest, drain, drop out, dung, eliminate, emit, empty, empty out, exhale, exhaust, expire, forsake, fume, get rid of, give off, give out, give vent to, go back on, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, let out, maroon, move, number two, open the floodgates, open the sluices, puff, pull out, purge, quit, quit cold, reek, relinquish, relocate, remove, renege, retire, retreat, say goodbye to, scour out, shit, smoke, stand down, steam, stool, sweep out, take a shit, take leave of, throw off, throw over, unclog, unfoul, vacate, vanish, vapor, vent, void, withdraw, withdraw from


From Latin evacuare.





  1. second-person plural present indicative of evacuare
  2. second-person plural imperative of evacuare
  3. Feminine plural of evacuato




  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēvacuō