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emphysema a disease of the lungs marked by loss of elasticity in air cells, causing difficulty in breathing and impairment of proper heart function.
empire a single political unit, with one supreme ruler, composed of an aggregate of nations or peoples. [4 definitions]
empiric one who believes that practical experience is the only test of the validity of knowledge.
empirical based on or verifiable by experience or experiment, rather than on or by theory.
empiricism the philosophy, doctrine, or belief that all knowledge is based on experience, esp. of the senses. [3 definitions]
emplace to put into place.
emplacement a space or platform on which to position a gun or a battery of guns. [2 definitions]
emplane variant of enplane.
employ to make use of; use. [4 definitions]
employable combined form of employ.
employee someone who works for a person or business in return for wages or other compensation.
employer a person or organization that employs others, usu. for payment.
employment an instance or act of employing. [3 definitions]
emporium a major trading center. [2 definitions]
empower to grant legal power or authority to; authorize. [2 definitions]
empowering giving power, confidence, or authority.
empowerment the act of granting rights or legal authority to people within a society. [2 definitions]
empress the supreme female ruler of an empire. [2 definitions]
empty holding, having, or containing nothing; lacking the customary or appropriate contents. [10 definitions]
empty calories food or drink that provides calories but little or no nutritional value.
empty-handed having nothing to offer. [2 definitions]