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Another word for emergency

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Noun
  1. A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action

      1. The lowest temperature at which a combustible liquid or solid produces sufficient vapor near its surface to generate an ignitable mixture with air.
      2. The point at which eruption into significant action, creation, or violence occurs:
      1. The outermost or farthest point or portion:
      2. The greatest or utmost degree:
      3. Grave danger, necessity, or distress:
      1. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
      2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
      3. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
Adjective
  1. Used or held in reserve

Another word for emergency

Noun

Synonym Study

  • Strait (or ?straits) refers to a trying situation from which it is difficult to extricate oneself the loss left them in dire straits
  • Crisis refers to an event regarded as a turning point which will decisively determine an outcome an economic crisis
  • Contingency is used of an emergency regarded as remotely possible in the future prepare for any contingency
  • Exigency refers to such a situation with stress upon the need or urgency of a response to it the exigencies of the moment require drastic action
  • Emergency refers to any sudden or unforeseen situation that requires immediate action the flood had created an emergency