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medevac (ˈmɛdɪˌvæk Pronunciation for medevac



  1. (military) the evacuation of casualties from forward areas to the nearest hospital or base
  2. a helicopter used for transporting wounded or sick people to hospital


-vacs, -vacking, -vacked
  1. (transitive) to transport (a wounded or sick person) to hospital by medevac

Word Origin

C20: from med( ical) evac( uation)

Example Sentences Including 'medevac'

Mortally wounded, he refused a medevac and fought on with his troops until he bled to death.
Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
Trust me, to need the medevac at the most remote part of the leg was not in my planning!
Yachting Boating World (2005)


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