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1A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.‘personal alarms for use in an emergency’mass noun ‘survival packs were carried in case of emergency’
crisis, urgent situation, extremity, exigencyView synonyms
- ‘Between the hours of 9am and 6 pm these appliances will not be crewed unless a dire emergency arises.’
- ‘The policy statement introduces a public health initiative to help schools prepare to handle life-threatening medical emergencies.’
- ‘Pyloric stenosis is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.’
- ‘What if there's a family emergency at home?’
- ‘When Sardinia and Prussia joined the war in July, the assembly declared a national emergency.’
- ‘Severe blood loss from a bleeding or perforated ulcer is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention.’
- ‘If they declare a public health emergency, governments can skip the negotiating.’
- ‘Similarly, there might be agreement that in medical emergencies treatments could be given in the context of an approved research study without informed consent.’
- ‘Acute pulmonary edema is a medical emergency and requires immediate care.’
- ‘In times of dire national emergency the president must exercise prerogative power.’
- ‘In addition, any deterioration in mental status or deterioration in physical condition is a medical emergency.’
- ‘However, our study found the equipment and staff required to manage common medical emergencies are not always available at sites of student assessments.’
- ‘Currently there are no universal guidelines for handling in-flight medical emergencies.’
- ‘Outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases are still one of the major public health emergencies in India.’
- ‘The most severe cases are medical emergencies and require the most skilled care of a physician in hospital to avoid death.’
- ‘The search for blood and donors would not be alien to anyone who has faced a medical emergency requiring blood transfusion.’
- ‘Pulmonary hemorrhage is an acute medical emergency that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment.’
- ‘Could not one analogously argue that the Suspension Clause authorizes suspension in times of dire national emergency?’
- ‘Because research evidence for the management of such medical emergencies in primary care is scarce, there is a need for such initiatives to be evaluated.’
- ‘The whole of the Gulf Coast has been declared a public health emergency.’
- 1.1as modifier Arising from or used in an emergency.‘an emergency operation to save his sight’‘around 1 in 8 adults have no savings at all, not even an emergency fund’
urgent, crisisalternative, substitute, replacement, spare, extra, standby, auxiliary, reserve, backup, fill-in, fallback, in reserveView synonyms
- ‘It said emergency exits were blocked, floors were dirty and there were no female toilets.’
- ‘Emergency surgery calls for expedited preoperative cardiac assessment and management.’
- ‘A Tory government again invoked emergency powers, against striking rail workers.’
- ‘I handled all the emergency calls and extra work.’
- ‘Abigail was born by emergency caesarean in a hospital in Rotherham, says Karen.’
- ‘The team carried out emergency operations day and night by torchlight.’
- ‘Bad as this staircase was, the two other emergency exits were worse, McIntyre later said.’
- ‘The state Labor government has threatened to invoke emergency powers to stop the strike going ahead.’
- ‘And a year ago, it was extended to offer emergency contraception and condoms.’
- ‘The regiment will be ready to install the new system during emergency operations by the end of the year.’
- ‘All sites had a typical emergency medical services response time of three to 15 minutes.’
- ‘Should police be able to invoke emergency powers to prevent a terrorist attack, and if so, how?’
- ‘Teachers gave a single lesson on emergency contraception to year 10 pupils.’
- ‘Aviation-Safety has a compilation gallery of emergency exits.’
- ‘For terrorism, they include intelligence, investigation, and emergency response preparedness.’
- ‘They crashed while trying to make an emergency landing in Jefferson City, Mo.’
- ‘The 737 made an emergency landing at Richmond, pulling up to a gate.’
- ‘Officials of the main labour federation convened an emergency meeting yesterday on the reverberations throughout the economy.’
- ‘History of depression or depression during pregnancy was not associated with emergency caesarean section.’
- ‘The crippled US plane made an emergency landing on the Chinese island of Hainan.’
- 1.2 A person with a medical condition requiring immediate treatment.‘the hospital treated two hundred emergencies’
- ‘The 69% remaining were most commonly patients admitted as medical or surgical emergencies.’
- ‘First medical and surgical emergencies were referred directly to the acute care firms and were seen initially by house officers.’
- 1.3North American The department in a hospital which provides immediate treatment.‘a doctor in emergency cleaned the wound’
2the EmergencyIrish historical The Second World War.
3NZ Australian A reserve runner in horse racing.
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin emergentia, from Latin emergere ‘arise, bring to light’ (see emerge).
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