Pronunciation: (em-bar'us-munt), [key]
1. the state of being embarrassed; disconcertment; abashment.
2. an act or instance of embarrassing.
3. something that embarrasses.
4. an overwhelmingly excessive amount; overabundance: an embarrassment of riches.
5. the state of being in financial difficulties.
6. Med.impairment of functioning associated with disease: respiratory embarrassment.
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