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.

Definition for emp (2 of 4)


(in prescriptions) a plaster.

Origin of emp.

From the Latin word emplastrum

Definition for emp (3 of 4)

Definition for emp (4 of 4)


(in prescriptions) after the manner prescribed; as directed.

Origin of e.m.p.

From the Latin word ex mōdō praescrīptō
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ex modo praescripto (in the manner prescribed)
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