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emergency a serious situation or sudden crisis, usu. unforeseen, that requires immediate action.
emergent rising up from or coming out of a surrounding environment or substance; emerging. [4 definitions]
emeritus retired but continuing to hold as an honorary title the one held just prior to retirement. [2 definitions]
emersion the reappearance of an astronomical body from concealment by another, as by an eclipse; egress. (Cf. immersion.)
emery a fine-grained abrasive made of a corundum mixture, used for grinding and polishing.
emery board a small stiff strip of cardboard that has been coated with powdered emery, used as a nail file.
emery wheel a wheel that is made of or has been coated with emery, used in a machine to cut, grind, or polish.
emetic causing vomiting. [2 definitions]
EMI abbreviation of "electromagnetic interference."
-emia blood.
emigrant one who emigrates. [3 definitions]
emigrate to leave one country or region, usu. the country of origin, in order to settle in another.
emigration the act or an instance of emigrating. [2 definitions]
emigré one who has emigrated, esp. for political reasons.
Emily Dickinson major U.S. poet who remained largely unpublished and unknown during her lifetime (b.1830--d.1886).
eminence a lofty and respected position or reputation. [3 definitions]
éminence grise (French) a person who wields great power and influence, usu. unofficially or secretly, and sometimes selfishly.
eminent outstanding in position or achievement; prominent; distinguished. [3 definitions]
eminent domain in law, the right of a government to appropriate privately owned land or property for public use, upon payment of compensation to the owner.
emir a Muslim chieftain or governor. [2 definitions]
emirate the office held by an emir. [2 definitions]