"action of wandering," 1650s, from French évagation, from Latin evagationem (nominative evagatio), noun of action from past participle stem of evagari, from assimilated form of ex- (see ex-) + vagari, from vagus "roving, wandering" (see vague).
1. Children in evacuation centres are falling prey to disease.
2. The driver of an evacuation bus was wounded by shrapnel.
3. Orders went out to prepare for the evacuation of the city.
4. Three hours before first light Fuentes gave orders for the evacuation of the camp.
5. 12,000 crossed the border in one day alone, throwing evacuation plans into disarray.