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emergency

noun /iˈməːdʒənsi/ ( plural emergencies)
an unexpected, especially dangerous happening or situation
emergencia
Call the doctor – it’s an emergency You must save some money for emergencies (also adjective) an emergency exit.
emergency room noun ( also ER) (American ) the part of a hospital that treats people who need immediate treatment because they have been hurt in an accident or are very ill; casualty (British)
urgencias, sala de emergencias
She was taken to the emergency room with kidney failure.
emergency services noun plural (British ) the organizations that deal with emergencies, for example the police, fire, ambulance, and coastguard services.; first responder (American)
servicios de emergencia, servicios de urgencia
The emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident.
(Definition of emergency from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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