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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.


(in prescriptions) a plaster.
Origin of emp.
From the Latin word emplastrum




(in prescriptions) after the manner prescribed; as directed.
From the Latin word ex mōdō praescrīptō Unabridged
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  • That feller she has picked out for herself must be the EMP'ror of Peeroo.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • I may have to make a sawt o' EMP'ess Josephine o' her—ef she lives.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • 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
  • 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
  • After shooting a museum-full of specimens, he toured Europe and told the king how to king and the EMPerors how to EMP.

EMP in Medicine

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

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