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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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Within two days, father and son had been medevaced to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, traveling on the same plane as injured Soldiers, while Corpuz and her younger son organized their emergency move to the States.
It was a horrible year-and-a-half, beginning with the phone call that every parent dreads, the one that says, 'Your child has been in an accident, and has been medevaced to the trauma center.
Last year, Kanakanak Hospital medevaced about 200 patients from the Bush to its facility in Dillingham, Richardson said.
It was so hot and so barren, crew members were falling out like flies and one day the director collapsed and was medevaced out of the park.
He was subsequently hospitalized for several weeks after being medevaced from Iraq, placed on medical leave and was unable to return to active duty for months.
We bridge gaps in services that military families desperately need when their injured loved one is medevaced to a DC-area military hospital," said Mark Robbins, executive director of Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.
Doctors in Iraq medevaced him to Germany, where he was diagnosed with nerve damage and four herniated disks.
Terry had DEROS'd in November; Tom had gotten a housecat job at battalion, Bob and Jerry were gone, medevaced after a mine blew them to Japan then all the way home.
Despite receiving first aid and being medevaced to the Kandahar Airfield base, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The next thing I knew, some of the guys were around me, and the corpsman and my platoon sergeant had me medevaced out.
When combat casualties were medevaced from their units, they were essentially severed from them.
Still alive but unconscious, Billy was medevaced to Baghdad, where he died from his injuries.