• (America) IPA: /ɪˈmɝ.dʒən.si/

emergency (plural emergencies)

  1. A situation which poses an immediate risk and which requires urgent attention.
    Cardiac arrest is an emergency and if you find someone in cardiac arrest you should call 999 immediately.
  2. The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.
  3. An individual brought in at short notice to replace a member of staff, a player in a sporting team, etc.
  4. (archaic) The quality of being emergent; sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: urgences
  • Russian: реанима́ция

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