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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.
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Other definitions for EMP (2 of 4)
(in prescriptions) a plaster.
Origin of emp.
From the Latin word emplastrum
Other definitions for EMP (3 of 4)
(in prescriptions) after the manner prescribed; as directed.
Origin of e.m.p.
From Latin ex mōdō praescrīptō
Other definitions for EMP (4 of 4)
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How to use EMP in a sentence
They's fer emp'rors and kings t' set up in their palaces, an' men goes nutty jes' hankerin' fer 'em.A Reversible Santa Claus|Meredith Nicholson
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
Not the least characteristic of the series is a medal, with the usual head Napoleon Emp.
Only our Doctor—Doctor Break—says he's an emp—or imp something—worse than imposter.Rewards and Fairies|Rudyard Kipling