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emergency

e·mer·gen·cy

emergency

 
 
pronunciation:
ih muhr jn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: emergencies
definition: a serious situation or sudden crisis that calls for fast action.
The flooding created an emergency for many families living along the river.
synonyms:
pinch
similar words:
accident, crisis, danger, extremity, hazard, peril, predicament
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