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state of emergencynoun [U]

 us   /ˈsteɪt əv ɪˈmɜr·dʒən·si/
an ​extremecondition caused by ​severeweather or ​war in which a ​governmentallows itself ​specialpowers: The ​governordeclared a state of emergency in two ​countieshit by the ​hurricane.
(Definition of state of emergency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “state of emergency”
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧急状态…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊急狀態…
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