from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Air transport of persons to a place where they can receive medical or surgical care; medical evacuation.
  • n. A helicopter or other aircraft used for such transport.
  • transitive v. To transport (a patient) to a place where medical care is available.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The emergency transportation, usually by air, of patients to a medical facility.
  • n. A vehicle used for emergency transportation of patients to a medical facility.
  • n. Trained personnel who care for patients during emergency transportation to a medical facility.
  • v. To transport patients by medevac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care


med(ical) + evac(uation).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of medical and evacuation (Wiktionary)


  • Navigating with map and compass, they find their way to a half dozen stations around Fort Drum, setting up ambushes or raids, searching and questioning prisoners, and practicing calling in medevac helicopters.

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  • I know of a case not long ago where the fellow who had injured himself refused to even go to a local doctor or hospital, instead ordering the attendants to "call my medevac company and tell them to pick me up - I'll be by the pool".

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  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

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  • Soldiers call the medevac flights to Camp Bastion, "Nightingales" or "Nightingale flights."

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  • And we've offered to assist them in any way we can, whether it's dealing with the hospital administrators or assisting with any kind of medevac down the road when he's able to travel.

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  • to October 2008 in a "medevac" team, and for much of the time she was there the base where she was stationed was pounded daily by mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

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  • The medevac crew, call sign Dustoff, grew frustrated.

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  • The call came late on a slow afternoon, and the medevac crew at Bagram Air Field, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, waited for the go-ahead to pick up its patients.

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  • For many people that I've spoken to, it is not a distrust of the care in Mexico that makes them get medevac insurance.

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  • The mother of a teen killed in a 2008 medevac is suing the Federal Aviation Administration alleging that air traffic controllers gave the pilot inaccurate weather information.

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