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1. Transport of persons, especially by helicopter, to a place where they can receive medical care; medical evacuation.
2. A helicopter or other aircraft used for such transport.
tr.v. med·e·vaced or med·e·vacked, med·e·vac·ing or med·e·vack·ing, med·e·vacs
To transport (a patient) to a place where medical care is available, especially by helicopter.


1. (Military) military the evacuation of casualties from forward areas to the nearest hospital or base
2. (Automotive Engineering) a helicopter used for transporting wounded or sick people to hospital
vb, -vacs, -vacking or -vacked
(tr) to transport (a wounded or sick person) to hospital by medevac
[C20: from med(ical) evac(uation)]


(ˈmɛd əˌvæk)

of, pertaining to, or being aircraft for evacuating wounded personnel from battle.
[1965–70, Amer.; med(ical)evac(uation)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medevac - the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical caremedevac - the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care
evacuation - the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
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