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EMONG, e-mung', _prep._ (_obs._) among.--Also EMONGST'.

EMOTION, e-m[=o]'shun, _n._ a moving of the feelings: agitation of mind: (_phil._) one of the three groups of the phenomena of the mind.--_adj._ EM[=O]'TIONAL.--_n._ EM[=O]'TIONALISM, tendency to emotional excitement, the habit of working on the emotions, the indulgence of superficial emotion.--_adv._ EM[=O]'TIONALLY.--_adjs._ EM[=O]'TIONLESS; EM[=O]'TIVE, pertaining to the emotions. [L. _emotion-em_--_emov[=e]re_, _em[=o]tum_, to stir up--_e_, forth, _mov[=e]re_, to move.]

EMP-. For words not found under this, see IMP-.

EMPaeSTIC, em-p[=e]'stik, _adj._ pertaining to the art of embossing, stamped. [Gr. _empaiein_, to emboss.]

EMPACKET, em-pak'et, _v.t._ (_Scot._) to pack up.

EMPAIR, em-p[=a]r', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to impair.

EMPANEL, em-pan'el, IMPANEL, im-, _v.t._ to enter the names of a jury on a panel.--_n._ EMPAN'ELMENT.

EMPANOPLY, em-pan'[=o]-pli, _v.t._ to invest in full armour.

EMPATRON, em-p[=a]'trun, _v.t._ (_Shak._) to patronise.

EMPEOPLE, em-p[=e]'pl, _v.t._ (_obs._) to fill with people: to form into a people or community.

EMPERISH, em-per'ish, _v.t._ (_obs._) to impair.

EMPEROR, em'p[.e]r-or, _n._ the head of the Roman Empire: the highest title of sovereignty:--_fem._ EM'PRESS.--_ns._ EM'PEROR-MOTH, except the Death's-head, the largest British moth, its expanse of wings being about three inches; EM'PERORSHIP; EM'PERY, empire, power. [O. Fr. _emperere_--L.

_imperator_ (fem. _imperatrix_)--_imper[=a]re_, to command.]

EMPHASIS, em'fa-sis, _n._ stress of the voice on particular words or syllables to make the meaning clear: impressiveness of expression or weight of thought: intensity:--_pl._ EM'PHASES (-s[=e]z).--_v.t._ EM'PHAS[=I]SE, to make emphatic.--_adjs._ EMPHAT'IC, -AL, uttered with or requiring emphasis: forcible: impressive.--_adv._ EMPHAT'ICALLY.--_n._ EMPHAT'ICALNESS. [L.,--Gr.,--_em_ (=_en_), in, into, and _phasis_--_phaein_, _phainein_, to show.]

EMPHLYSIS, em'fli-sis, _n._ a vesicular tumour. [Gr., _en_, in, _phlysis_--_phlyein_, to break out.]

EMPHRACTIC, em-frak'tik, _adj._ stopping the pores of the skin.--_n._ a substance with this property. [Gr., _en_, in, _phrassein_, to stop.]

EMPHYSEMA, em-fis-[=e]'ma, _n._ (_med._) an unnatural distention of a part with air.--_adj._ EMPHYSEM'ATOUS. [Gr.,--_emphysaein_, to inflate.]

EMPHYTEUSIS, em-fit-[=u]'sis, _n._ in Roman law, a perpetual right in a piece of land, for which a yearly sum was paid to the proprietor.--_adj._ EMPHYTEU'TIC. [L.,--Gr.,--_emphyteuein_, to implant.]

EMPIERCE, em-p[=e]rs', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to pierce.

EMPIGHT, em-p[=i]t', _p.adj._ (_Spens._) fixed. [_Em_ and _pitch_.]

EMPIRE, em'p[=i]r, _n._ supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor. [Fr.,--L. _imperium_--_imper[=a]re_, to command.]

EMPIRIC, -AL, em-pir'ik, -al, _adj._ resting on trial or experiment: known only by experience.--_n._ EMPIR'IC, one who makes trials or experiments: one whose knowledge is got from experience only: a quack.--_adv._ EMPIR'ICALLY.--_ns._ EMPIR'ICISM (_phil._) the system which, rejecting all _a priori_ knowledge, rests solely on experience and induction: dependence of a physician on his _experience_ alone without a regular medical education: the practice of medicine without a regular education: quackery: EMPIR'ICIST, one who practises empiricism.--_adj._ EMPIRIC[=U]T'IC (_Shak._), empirical. [Fr.,--L. _empiricus_--Gr. _empeirikos_--_em_, in, _peira_, a trial.]

EMPLACEMENT, em-pl[=a]s'ment, _n._ the act of placing: (_mil._) a platform placed for guns.

EMPLASTER, em-plas't[.e]r, _n._ and _v._ same as PLASTER.--_adj._ EMPLAS'TIC, glutinous: adhesive.--_n._ a medicine causing constipation.

EMPLECTON, em-plek'ton, _n._ masonry in which the outsides of the walls are ashlar and the insides filled up with rubbish.--Also EMPLEC'TUM. [Gr.]

EMPLOY, em-ploy', _v.t._ to occupy the time or attention of: to use as a means or agent: to give work to.--_n._ a poetical form of _employment_.--_adj._ EMPLOY'ABLE, that may be employed.--_ns._ EMPLOY'e, one who is employed:--_fem._ EMPLOY'eE; EMPLOY[=EE]', a person employed; EMPLOY'ER; EMPLOY'MENT, act of employing: that which engages or occupies: occupation. [Fr. _employer_--L. _implic[=a]re_, to infold--_in_, in, and _plic[=a]re_, to fold. _Imply_ and _implicate_ are parallel forms.]

EMPLUME, em-pl[=oo]m', _v.t._ to furnish with a plume.

EMPOISON, em-poi'zn, _v.t._ to put poison in: to poison.--_p.adj._ EMPOI'SONED.--_n._ EMPOI'SONMENT.

EMPORIUM, em-p[=o]'ri-um, _n._ a place to which goods are brought from various parts for sale: a shop: a great mart:--_pl._ EMP[=O]'RIA. [L.,--Gr.

_emporion_--_emporos_, a trader, _em_ (=_en_), in, _poros_, a way.]

EMPOVERISH, em-pov'[.e]r-ish, _v.t._ See IMPOVERISH.

EMPOWER, em-pow'[.e]r, _v.t._ to authorise.


EMPRESSEMENT, ang-pres'mang, _n._ cordiality. [Fr.]

EMPRISE, em-pr[=i]z', _n._ (_Spens._) an enterprise: a hazardous undertaking. [O. Fr. _emprise_--L. _in_, in, _prehend[)e]re_, to take.]

EMPTION, emp'shun, _n._ act of buying, purchase.--_adj._ EMP'TIONAL. [L.

_em[)e]re_, to buy.]

EMPTY, emp'ti, _adj._ having nothing in it: unfurnished: without effect: unsatisfactory: wanting substance: foolish.--_v.t._ to make empty: to deprive of contents.--_v.i._ to become empty: to discharge its contents:--_pa.p._ emp'tied.--_n._ an empty vessel, box, sack, &c.:--_pl._ EMP'TIES.--_ns._ EMP'TIER: EMP'TINESS, state of being empty: want of substance: unsatisfactoriness: inanity.--_adj._ EMP'TY-HAND'ED, carrying nothing, esp. of a gift.--_n._ EMP'TYING.--COME AWAY EMPTY, to come away without having received anything. [A.S. _['ae]metig_--_['ae]metta_, leisure, rest. The _p_ is excrescent.]

EMPTYSIS, emp'ti-sis, _n._ hemorrhage from the lungs.

EMPURPLE, em-pur'pl, _v.t._ to dye or tinge purple.

EMPUSA, em-p[=u]'za, _n._ a goblin or spectre sent by Hecate.--Also EMPUSE'. [Gr. _empousa_.]

EMPYEMA, em-pi-[=e]'ma, _n._ a collection of pus in the pleura. [Gr.,--_em_ (=_en_), in, and _pyon_, pus.]

EMPYESIS, em-pi-[=e]'sis, _n._ pustulous eruption. [Gr.]

EMPYREAL, em-pir'[=e]-al, or em-pir-[=e]'al, _adj._ formed of pure fire or light: pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven: sublime.--_adj._ EMPYREAN (em-pi-r[=e]'an, or em-pir'e-an), empyreal.--_n._ the highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to subsist: the heavens. [Coined from Gr. _empyros_, fiery--_em_ (=_en_), in, and, _pyr_, fire.]

EMPYREUMA, em-pir-[=u]'ma, _n._ the burned smell and acrid taste which result when vegetable or animal substances are burned:--_pl._ EMPYREU'MATA.--_adjs._ EMPYREUMAT'IC, -AL.--_v.t._ EMPYREU'MATISE.

[Gr.,--_empyreuein_, to kindle.]

EMRODS (_obs._), for EMERODS.

EMU, EMEU, [=e]'m[=u], _n._ a genus of running birds or _Ratitae_ in the cassowary family, belonging to Australia.--_n._ E'MU-WREN, a small Australian bird of genus _Stipiturus_. [Port. _ema_, an ostrich.]

EMULATE, em'[=u]-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to strive to equal or excel: to imitate, with a view to equal or excel: to rival.--_adj._ (_Shak._) ambitious.--_n._ EMUL[=A]'TION, act of emulating or attempting to equal or excel: rivalry: competition: contest: (_obs._) jealous rivalry.--_adj._ EM'ULATIVE, inclined to emulation, rivalry, or competition.--_n._ EM'ULATOR:--_fem._ EM'ULATRESS.--_adj._ EM'ULATORY, arising from or expressing emulation.--_v.t._ EM'ULE (_obs_), to emulate.--_adj._ EM'ULOUS, eager to emulate: desirous of like excellence with another: engaged in competition or rivalry.--_adv._ EM'ULOUSLY--_n._ EM'ULOUSNESS. [L. _aemul[=a]ri_, _aemul[=a]tus_--_aemulus_, striving with.]

EMULGENT, e-mul'jent, _adj._ milking or draining out, chiefly referring to the action of the kidneys. [L. _emulgens_, _-entis_, pr.p. of _emulg[=e]re_, to milk.]

EMULSION, e-mul'shun, _n._ a milky liquid prepared by mixing oil and water by means of another substance that combines with both.--_adj._ EMUL'SIC, pertaining to emulsion.--_v.t._ EMUL'SIFY.--_n._ EMUL'SIN, a peculiar ferment present in the bitter and sweet almond, which forms a constituent of all almond emulsions.--_adj._ EMUL'SIVE. [Fr.,--L. _emulg[=e]re_, _emulsum_, to milk out--_e_, out, and _mulg[=e]r_e, to milk.]

EMUNCTORY, e-mungk'tor-i, _n._ an organ of the body that carries off waste: an excretory duct.--_v.t._ EMUNGE', to clean. [L. _emung[)e]re_, _emunctum_, to blow the nose, to cleanse.]

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