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EMP

1.
electromagnetic pulse: a burst of electromagnetic energy produced by a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere, considered capable of widespread damage to power lines, telecommunications, and electronic equipment.

Emp.

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emp.

1.
(in prescriptions) a plaster.
Origin of emp.
< Latin emplastrum

e.m.p.

1.
(in prescriptions) after the manner prescribed; as directed.
Origin
< Latin ex mōdō praescrīptō
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  • An' my pal he woke me up one night 'bout twelve o'clock 'n' told me that he was the EMP'rer o' the North Pole.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • I may have to make a sawt o' EMP'ess Josephine o' her—ef she lives.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • That feller she has picked out for herself must be the EMP'ror of Peeroo.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • After shooting a museum-full of specimens, he toured Europe and told the king how to king and the EMPerors how to EMP.

  • Technological solutions are crucial but may not be conceivable outside the EMP effects of nuclear weapons.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
  • Only our Doctor—Doctor Break—says he's an EMP—or imp something—worse than imposter.

    Rewards and Fairies Rudyard Kipling
EMP in Medicine

e.m.p. abbr.
Latin ex modo praescripto (in the manner prescribed)

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Related Abbreviations for EMP

emp

1.
emperor
2.
empire

EMP

electromagnetic pulse

emp.

1.
emperor
2.
empire
3.
empress

e.m.p.

Latin ex modo praescripto (in the manner prescribed)
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