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e•mer•gen•cy



Pronunciation: (i-mûr'jun-sē), [key]
n., pl. -cies,
adj.


n.
1. a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.
2. a state, esp. of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event: a weather emergency; a financial emergency.

adj.
granted, used, or for use in an emergency: an emergency leave; emergency lights.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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