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Noun
A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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“Between the hours of 9am and 6 pm these appliances will not be crewed unless a dire emergency arises.”
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The department of a hospital that treats emergencies
“The patient was in a critical condition and was rushed to emergency.”
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An event or discovery representing an important stage or juncture
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A future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty
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The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled
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Urgent matter
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A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
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Great haste
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Adjective
Arising from or used in an emergency
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“Officials of the main labour federation convened an emergency meeting yesterday on the reverberations throughout the economy.”
Adjective
Available in case of an emergency
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“The plane is carrying emergency supplies.”
Adjective
Serving as a temporary or short-term means or measure
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Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary
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Adjective
Just before it is too late
Adjective
Intended to protect someone or something
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