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state of emergency

noun [U]  us   /ˈsteɪt əv ɪˈmɜr·dʒən·si/
an extreme condition caused by severe weather or war in which a government allows itself special powers: The governor declared a state of emergency in two counties hit by the hurricane.
Translations of “state of emergency”
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊急狀態…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧急状态…
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