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(Law) An unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence
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  1. (Law) An unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence
  2. An unintended and unexpected event, especially one that is undesirable or harmful, that does not occur in the usual course of events under the circumstances in which it occurred, or that would not be reasonably anticipated.
  3. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
A time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences
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  1. A time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences
  2. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
  3. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
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  1. The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
  2. The quality or state of being urgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity
  3. The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
A situation calling for immediate action or attention
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  1. A situation calling for immediate action or attention
  2. A pressing or urgent situation:
  3. The condition or quality of being exigent; urgency
A future event or circumstance whose occurrence is not certain. A future event or circumstance whose occurrence is not certain.
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  1. A future event or circumstance whose occurrence is not certain. A future event or circumstance whose occurrence is not certain.
  2. Something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible, unforeseen, or accidental occurrence
  3. The quality or condition of being contingent; esp., dependence on chance or uncertain conditions
The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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  1. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. A compelling or constraining influence, such as persuasion or negative attitudes, on the mind or will:
(Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
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  1. (Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
  2. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
  3. (Loosely) The expansive force, or pressure, of a gas or vapor
Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury:
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  1. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury:
  2. The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain. The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain.
  3. Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
An extreme or severe measure:
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  1. An extreme or severe measure:
  2. The greatest or utmost degree:
  3. An extreme measure; severe or strong action
(Obsolete) Power, especially power to harm.
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  1. (Obsolete) Power, especially power to harm.
  2. A source or an instance of risk or peril.
  3. Liability to injury, damage, loss, or pain; peril
That which compels; driving force
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  1. That which compels; driving force
  2. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
(Idiomatic) A deviation from the expected course of events.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A deviation from the expected course of events.
The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
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  1. The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
  2. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
  3. (Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture)
A motion of the hand or the waving of a wand:
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  1. A motion of the hand or the waving of a wand:
  2. The successful completion of a scholastic course or examination, esp. if without honors
  3. A condition or situation, often critical in nature; a predicament:
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  1. (Archaic) category
  2. (Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
  3. A condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
An unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
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  1. An unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
  2. An accident or unlucky event.
  3. (Eng. Law) Death caused accidentally by someone while performing a legal act and with no intent to injure
A point at which something changes direction
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  1. A point at which something changes direction
  2. A point in time when a decisive change occurs
  3. The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
A passage open only at one end; blind alley
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  1. A passage open only at one end; blind alley
  2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate:
  3. A situation offering no escape, as a difficulty without solution, an argument where no agreement is possible, etc.
A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
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  1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
  2. Any situation in which one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
  3. Any serious problem
A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
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  1. A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
A solemn pledge, as of faith.
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  1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
  2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
  3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
An emergency situation:
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  1. An emergency situation:
  2. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  3. Difficulty or hardship:
A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
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  1. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
  2. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
  3. Control or power:
(Idiomatic, dated) An unsatisfactory situation.
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  1. (Idiomatic, dated) An unsatisfactory situation.
The position, as of a ship or aircraft, determined by visual observations with the aid of equipment.
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  1. The position, as of a ship or aircraft, determined by visual observations with the aid of equipment.
  2. To convert a substance, especially a gas, into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions.
  3. To kill and preserve a tissue specimen rapidly to retain as nearly as possible the characteristics it had in the living body.
A state or condition with such a warning in effect
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  1. A state or condition with such a warning in effect
  2. A condition of heightened alertness or preparedness, especially to guard against imminent danger.
  3. A warning of or signal indicating imminent danger.
A time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences
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  1. A time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences
  2. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
  3. A point in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved.
The outermost or utmost point or part; end
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  1. The outermost or utmost point or part; end
  2. The greatest or utmost degree:
  3. The outermost or farthest point or portion:
(Figuratively) A hotspot; a dangerous place of violent political unrest
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  1. (Figuratively) A hotspot; a dangerous place of violent political unrest
  2. The point at which eruption into significant action, creation, or violence occurs:
  3. The lowest temperature at which a liquid can form an ignitable mixture in air near the surface of the liquid.
Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
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  1. Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
  2. Held in or used as a reserve:
  3. Additional; supplementary; reserve
Alternative spelling of backup.
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  1. Alternative spelling of backup.
  2. Of or having to do with the backing up of computer data, files, etc.
  3. Standing by as an alternate or auxiliary
Being, or having the nature of, a reserve or reserves
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  1. Being, or having the nature of, a reserve or reserves
  2. Held in or forming a reserve:
Relating to or derived from either of the lateral meristems (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium ) of vascular plants. For example, secondary xylem in a stem is produced by the vascular cambium, as opposed to primary xylem produced by the apical meristem during the original growth of the stem from a seedling.
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  1. Relating to or derived from either of the lateral meristems (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium ) of vascular plants. For example, secondary xylem in a stem is produced by the vascular cambium, as opposed to primary xylem produced by the apical meristem during the original growth of the stem from a seedling.
  2. Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary:
  3. Of or relating to secondary schools.
Of, for, or functioning as a standby
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  1. Of, for, or functioning as a standby
  2. Of, relating to, or waiting for unreserved travel space that is made available by an airline only shortly before departure:
  3. Kept in reserve for use when needed:
  1. Appending.
  2. Lacking a regular schedule (as in a supplemental airline).
  3. Acting to supplement.
Supplying what is lacking; additional
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  1. Supplying what is lacking; additional
  2. Additional; added to supply what is wanted.

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
Find another word for emergency. In this page you can discover 44 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for emergency, like: accident, unforeseen occurrence, crisis, strait(s), urgency, exigency, contingency, pressing necessity, pressure, tension and distress.