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English definition of “emergency”

emergency

noun [C]     /ɪˈmɜːdʒənsi/ (plural emergencies)
a dangerous or serious situation that happens unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results: Aim to build up risk-free savings in case of emergency. The governor declared a state of emergency as flooding forced more than 1,400 residents from their homes.
(Definition of emergency noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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