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    EMINENT, a. [L. eminens, from emineo.]

    1. High; lofty; as an eminent place. Ezekiel 16:24, 31, 39.NWAD EMINENT.2

    2. Exalted in rank; high in office; dignified; distinguished. Princes hold eminent stations in society, as do ministers, judges and legislators.NWAD EMINENT.3

    3. High in public estimation; conspicuous; distinguished above others; remarkable; as an eminent historian or poet; an eminent scholar. Burke was an eminent orator; Watts and Cowper were eminent for their piety.NWAD EMINENT.4

    EMINENTLY, adv. In a high degree; in a degree to attract observation; in a degree to be conspicuous and distinguished from others; as, to be eminently learned or useful.

    EMIR, n. [Heb. to speak.] A title of dignity among the Turks, denoting a prince; a title at first given to the Caliphs, but when they assumed the title of Sultan, that of Emir remained to their children. At length it was attributed to all who were judged to descend from Mohammed, by his daughter Fatimah.

    EMISSARY, n. [L. emissarius, from emitto; e and mitto, to send.]

    A person sent on a mission; a missionary employed to preach and propagate the gospel.NWAD EMISSARY.2

    If one of the four gospels be genuine, we have, in that one, strong reason to believe, that we posses the accounts which the original emissaries of the religion delivered.NWAD EMISSARY.3

    [This sense is now unusual.]NWAD EMISSARY.4

    2. A person sent on a private message or business; a secret agent, employed to sound or ascertain the opinions of others, and to spread reports or propagate opinions favorable to his employer, or designed to defeat the measures or schemes of his opposers or foes; a spy; but an emissary may differ from a spy. A spy in war is one who enters an enemy’s camp or territories to learn the condition of the enemy; an emissary may be a secret agent employed not only to detect the schemes of an opposing party, but to influence their councils. A spy in war must be concealed, or he suffers death; an emissary may in some cases be known as the agent of an adversary, without incurring similar hazard.NWAD EMISSARY.5

    3. That which sends out or emits. [Not used.]NWAD EMISSARY.6

    Emissary vessels, in anatomy, the same as excretory.NWAD EMISSARY.7

    EMISSARY, a. Exploring; spying.

    EMISSION, n. [L. emissio, from emitto, to send out.] The act of sending or throwing out; as the emission of light from the sun or other luminous body; the emission of odors from plants; the emission of heat from a fire.

    1. The act of sending abroad or into circulation notes of a state or of a private corporation; as the emission of state notes, or bills of credit, or treasury notes.NWAD EMISSION.2

    2. That which is sent out or issued at one time; an impression or a number of notes issued by one act of government. We say, notes or bills of various emissions were in circulation.NWAD EMISSION.3

    EMIT, v.t. [L. emitto; e and mitto, to send.]

    1. To send forth; to throw or give out; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun and moon emit light; animal bodies emit perspirable matter; putrescent substances emit offensive or noxious exhalations.NWAD EMIT.2

    2. To let fly; to discharge; to dart or shoot; as, to emit an arrow. [Unusual.]NWAD EMIT.3

    3. To issue forth, as an order or decree. [Unusual.]NWAD EMIT.4

    4. To issue, as notes or bills of credit; to print, and send into circulation. The United States have once emitted treasury notes.NWAD EMIT.5

    No state shall emit bills of credit.NWAD EMIT.6

    EMMENAGOGUE, n. [Gr. menstruous, in month, and to lead.]

    A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.NWAD EMMENAGOGUE.2

    EMMET, n. An ant or pismire.

    EMMEW, v.t. [See Mew.] To mew; to coop up; to confine in a coop or cage.

    EMMOVE, v.t. To move; to rouse; to excite. [Not used.]

    EMOLLESCENCE, n. [L. emollescens, softening. See Emolliate.]

    In metallurgy, that degree of softness in a fusible body which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.NWAD EMOLLESCENCE.2

    EMOLLIATE, v.t. [L. emollio, mollio, to soften; mollis, soft; Eng. mellow, mild.]

    To soften; to render effeminate.NWAD EMOLLIATE.2

    Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, the Belgic colonies had forgotten their pristine valor.NWAD EMOLLIATE.3

    [This is a new word, though well formed and applied; but what connection is there between softening and forgetting? Lost is here the proper word for forgotten.]NWAD EMOLLIATE.4

    EMOLLIATED, pp. Softened; rendered effeminate.

    EMOLLIATING, pr. Softening; rendering effeminate.

    EMOLLIENT, a. Softening; making supple; relaxing the solids.

    Barley is emollient.NWAD EMOLLIENT.2

    EMOLLIENT, n. A medicine which softens and relaxes, or sheaths the solids; that which softens or removes the asperities of the humors.

    EMOLLITION, n. The act of softening or relaxing.

    EMOLUMENT, n. [L. emolumentum, from emolo, molo, to grind. Originally, toll taken for grinding. See Mill.]

    1. The profit arising from office or employment; that which is received as a compensation for services, or which is annexed to the possession of office, as salary, feels and perquisites.NWAD EMOLUMENT.2

    2. Profit; advantage; gains in general.NWAD EMOLUMENT.3

    EMOLUMENTAL, a. Producing profit; useful; profitable; advantageous.

    Emongst, for among, in Spenser, is a mistake.NWAD EMOLUMENTAL.2

    EMOTION, n. [L. emotio; emoveo, to move from.]

    1. Literally, a moving of the mind or soul; hence, any agitation of mind or excitement of sensibility.NWAD EMOTION.2

    2. In a philosophical sense, an internal motion or agitation of the mind which passes away without desire; when desire follows, the motion or agitation is called a passion.NWAD EMOTION.3

    3. Passion is the sensible effect, the feeling to which the mind is subjected, when an object of importance suddenly and imperiously demands its attention. The state of absolute passiveness, in consequence of any sudden percussion of mind, is of short duration. The strong impression, or vivid sensation, immediately produces a reaction correspondent to its nature, either to appropriate and enjoy, or avoid and repel the exciting cause. This reaction is very properly distinguished by the term emotion.NWAD EMOTION.4

    Emotions therefore, according to the genuine signification of the word, are principally and primarily applicable to the sensible changes and visible effects, which particular passions produce on the frame, in consequence of this reaction, or particular agitation of mind.NWAD EMOTION.5

    EMPAIR, v.t. To impair. [See Impair.]

    EMPALE, v.t. [L. palus.]

    1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to set a line of stakes or posts for defense.NWAD EMPALE.2

    All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise.NWAD EMPALE.3

    [We now use stockade, in a like sense.]NWAD EMPALE.4

    2. To inclose; to surround.NWAD EMPALE.5

    Round about her work she did empale,NWAD EMPALE.6

    With a fair border wrought of sundry flowers.NWAD EMPALE.7

    3. To inclose; to shut in.NWAD EMPALE.8

    Impenetrable, empal’d with circling fire.NWAD EMPALE.9

    4. To thrust a stake up the fundament, and thus put to death; to put to death by fixing on a stake; a punishment formerly practiced in Rome, and still used in Turkey.NWAD EMPALE.10

    EMPALED, pp. Fenced or fortified with stakes; inclosed; shut in; fixed on a state.

    EMPALEMENT, n. A fencing, fortifying or inclosing with stakes; a putting to death by thrusting a stake into the body.

    1. In botany, the calyx or flower-cup of a plant, which surrounds the fructification, like a fence of pales.NWAD EMPALEMENT.2

    2. In heraldry, a conjunction of coats of arms, pale-wise.NWAD EMPALEMENT.3

    EMPALING, ppr. Fortifying with pales or stakes; inclosing; putting to death on a stake.

    EMPANNEL, n. [Eng. pane, a square. See Pane and Pannel.]

    A list of jurors; a small piece of paper or parchment containing the names of the jurors summoned by the sheriff. It is now written pannel, which see.NWAD EMPANNEL.2

    EMPANNEL, v.t. To form a list of jurors. It is now written impannel, which see.

    EMPARK, v.t. [in and park.] To inclose as with a fence.

    EMPARLANCE, n. [See Imparlance.]

    EMPASM, n. empazm’. [Gr. to sprinkle.] A powder used to prevent the bad scent of the body.

    EMPASSION, v.t. To move with passion; to affect strongly. [See Impassion.]

    EMPEACH, [See Impeach.]

    EMPEOPLE, v.t. empee’pl. To form into a people or community. [Little used.]

    EMPERESS. [See Empress.]

    EMPERISHED, a. [See Perish.] Decayed. [Not in use.]

    EMPEROR, n. [L. imperator, from impero, to command.]

    Literally, the commander of an army. In modern times, the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of dignity superior to that of king; as the emperor of Germany or of Russia.NWAD EMPEROR.2

    EMPERY, n. Empire.

    EMPHASIS, n. In rhetoric, a particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given to the words or parts of a discourse, whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience; or a distinctive utterance of words, specially significant, with a degree and kind of stress suited to convey their meaning in the best manner.

    The province of emphasis is so much more important than accent, that the customary seat of the latter is changed, when the claims of emphasis require it.NWAD EMPHASIS.2

    EMPHASIZE, v.t. To utter or pronounce with a particular or more forcible stress of voice; as, to emphasize a word, for the purpose of rendering the sense more distinct or impressive than other words in the sentence.

    EMPHATIC, EMPHATICAL, a. Forcible; strong; impressive; as an emphatic voice, tone or pronunciation; emphatical reasoning.

    1. Requiring emphasis; as an emphatical word.NWAD EMPHATIC.2

    2. Uttered with emphasis. We remonstrated in emphatical terms.NWAD EMPHATIC.3

    3. Striking to the eye; as emphatic colors.NWAD EMPHATIC.4

    EMPHATICALLY, adv. With emphasis; strongly; forcibly; in a striking manner.

    1. According to appearance. [Not used.]NWAD EMPHATICALLY.2

    EMPHYSEMA, EMPHYSEM, n. [Gr. to inflate.] In surgery, a puffy tumor, easily yielding to pressure, but returning to its former state, as soon as that pressure is removed. A swelling of the integuments, from the admission of air into the cellular membrane.

    EMPHYSEMATOUS, a. Pertaining to emphysema; swelled, bloated, but yielding easily to pressure.

    EMPHYTEUTIC, a. [Gr. a planting, to plant.]

    Taken on hire; that for which rent is to be paid; as emphyteutic lands.NWAD EMPHYTEUTIC.2

    EMPIERCE, v.t. empers’ [em, in, and pierce.] To pierce into; to penetrate. [Not used.]

    EMPIGHT, a. [from pight, to fix.] Fixed.

    EMPIRE, n. [L. imperium; See Emperor.]

    1. Supreme power in governing; supreme dominion; sovereignty; imperial power. No nation can rightfully claim the empire of the ocean.NWAD EMPIRE.2

    2. The territory, region or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor. An empire is usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, which may be and often is a territory of small extent. Thus we say, the Russian empire; the Austrian empire; the sovereigns of which are denominated emperors. The British dominions are called an empire, and since the union of Ireland, the parliament is denominated the imperial parliament, but the sovereign is called king. By custom in Europe, the empire means the German empire; and in juridical acts, it is called the holy Roman empire. Hence, we say, the diet of the empire; the circles of the empire; etc. But the German empire no longer exists; the states of Germany now form a confederacy.NWAD EMPIRE.3

    3. Supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as the empire of reason, or of truth.NWAD EMPIRE.4

    4. Any region, land or water, over which dominion is extended; as the empire of the sea.NWAD EMPIRE.5

    EMPIRIC, n. [Gr. to attempt; L. empiricus.]

    Literally, one who makes experiments. Hence its appropriate signification is, a physician who enters on practice without a regular professional education, and relies on the success of his own experience. Hence, the word is used also for a quack, an ignorant pretender to medical skill, a charlatan.NWAD EMPIRIC.2

    EMPIRIC, EMPIRICAL, a. Pertaining to experiments or experience.

    1. Versed in experiments; as an empiric alchimist.NWAD EMPIRIC.4

    2. Known only by experience; derived from experiment; used and applied without science; as empiric skill; empiric remedies.NWAD EMPIRIC.5

    I have avoided that empirical morality that cures one vice by means of another.NWAD EMPIRIC.6

    EMPIRICALLY, adv. By experiment; according to experience; without science; in the manner of quacks.

    EMPIRICISM, n. Dependence of a physician on his experience in practice, without the aid of a regular medical education.

    1. The practice of medicine without a medical education. Hence, quackery; the pretensions of a ignorant man to medical skill.NWAD EMPIRICISM.2

    Shudder to destroy life, either by the naked knife, or by the surer and safer medium of empiricism.NWAD EMPIRICISM.3

    EMPLASTER, n. [Gr. a plaster.] [See Plaster, which is not used.]

    EMPLASTER, v.t. To cover with a plaster.

    EMPLASTIC, a. [Gr. See Plaster, Plastic.] Viscous; glutinous; adhesive; fit to be applied as a plaster; as emplastic applications.

    EMPLEAD, v.t. [em and plead.] To charge with a crime; to accuse. But it is now written implead, which see.

    EMPLOY, v.t. [L. plico.]

    1. To occupy the time, attention and labor of; to keep busy, or at work; to use. We employ our hands in labor; we employ our heads or faculties in study or thought; the attention is employed, when the mind is fixed or occupied upon an object; we employ time, when we devote it to an object. A portion of time should be daily employed in reading the scriptures, meditation and prayer; a great portion of life is employed to little profit or to very bad purposes.NWAD EMPLOY.2

    2. To use as an instrument or means. We employ pens in writing, and arithmetic in keeping accounts. We employ medicines in curing diseases.NWAD EMPLOY.3

    3. To use as materials in forming any thing. We employ timber, stones or bricks, in building; we employ wool, linen and cotton, in making cloth.NWAD EMPLOY.4

    4. To engage in one’s service; to use as an agent or substitute in transacting business; to commission and entrust with the management of one’s affairs. The president employed an envoy to negotiate a treaty. Kings and States employ embassadors at foreign courts.NWAD EMPLOY.5

    5. To occupy; to use; to apply or devote to an object; to pass in business; as, to employ time; to employ an hour, a day or a week; to employ one’s life.NWAD EMPLOY.6

    To employ one’s self, is to apply or devote one’s time and attention; to busy one’s self.NWAD EMPLOY.7

    EMPLOY, n. That which engages the mind, or occupies the time and labor of a person; business; object of study or industry; employment.

    Present to grasp, and future still to find,NWAD EMPLOY.9

    The whole employ of body and of mind.NWAD EMPLOY.10

    1. Occupation, as art, mystery, trade, profession.NWAD EMPLOY.11

    2. Public office; agency; service for another.NWAD EMPLOY.12

    EMPLOYABLE, a. That may be employed; capable of being used; fit or proper for use.

    EMPLOYED, pp. Occupied; fixed or engaged; applied in business; used in agency.

    EMPLOYER, n. One who employs; one who uses; one who engages or keeps in service.

    EMPLOYING, ppr. Occupying; using; keeping busy.

    EMPLOYMENT, n. The act of employing or using.

    1. Occupation; business; that which engages the head or hands; as agricultural employments; mechanical employments. Men, whose employment is to make sport and amusement for others, are always despised.NWAD EMPLOYMENT.2

    2. Office; public business or trust; agency or service for another or for the public. The secretary of the treasury has a laborious and responsible employment. He is in the employment of government.NWAD EMPLOYMENT.3

    EMPLUNGE, [See Plunge.]

    EMPOISON, v.t. s as z.

    1. To poison; to administer poison to; to destroy or endanger life by giving or causing to be taken into the stomach any noxious drug or preparation. [In this sense, poison is generally used; but empoison may be used, especially in poetry.]NWAD EMPOISON.2

    2. To taint with poison or venom; to render noxious or deleterious by an admixture of poisonous substance. [This may be used, especially in poetry.]NWAD EMPOISON.3

    3. To embitter; to deprive of sweetness; as, to empoison the joys and pleasure of life.NWAD EMPOISON.4

    EMPOISONED, pp. Poisoned; tainted with venom; embittered.

    EMPOISONER, n. One who poisons; one who administers a deleterious drug; he or that which embitters.

    EMPOISONING, ppr. Poisoning; embittering.

    EMPOISONMENT, n. The act of administering poison, or causing it to be taken; the act of destroying life by a deleterious drug.

    EMPORIUM, n. [L. from the Gr. to buy; to pass or go.]

    1. A place of merchandize; a town or city of trade; particularly, a city or town of extensive commerce, or in which the commerce of an extensive country centers, or to which sellers and buyers resort from different countries. Such are London, Amsterdam and Hamburg. New York will be an emporium.NWAD EMPORIUM.2

    2. in medicine, the common sensory in the brain.NWAD EMPORIUM.3

    EMPOVERISH, [See Impoverish.]

    EMPOWER, v.t. [from en or in and power.]

    1. To give legal or moral power or authority to; to authorize, either by law, commission, letter of attorney, natural right, or by verbal license. The supreme court is empowered to try and decide all cases, civil or criminal. The attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance and discharge the debtor.NWAD EMPOWER.2

    2. To give physical power or force; to enable. [In this sense the use is not frequent, and perhaps not used at all.]NWAD EMPOWER.3

    EMPOWERED, pp. Authorized; having legal or moral right.

    EMPOWERING, ppr. Authorizing; giving power.

    EMPRESS, n. [Contracted from emperess. See Emperor.] The consort or spouse of an emperor.

    1. A female who governs an empire; a female invested with imperial power or sovereignty.NWAD EMPRESS.2

    EMPRISE, n. s as z. [Norm; em, en, and prise, from prendre, to take.] An undertaking; an enterprise.

    [This word is now rarely or never used, except in poetry.]NWAD EMPRISE.2

    EMPTIER, n. One that empties or exhausts.

    EMPTINESS, n. [from empty.] A state of being empty; a state of containing nothing except air; destitution; absence of matter; as the emptiness of a vessel.

    1. Void space; vacuity; vacuum.NWAD EMPTINESS.2

    2. Want of solidity or substance; as the emptiness of light and shade.NWAD EMPTINESS.3

    3. Unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; as the emptiness of earthly things.NWAD EMPTINESS.4

    4. Vacuity of head; want of intellect or knowledge.NWAD EMPTINESS.5

    EMPTION, n. [L. emptio, from emo, to buy.] The act of buying; a purchasing. [Not much used.]

    EMPTY, a.

    1. Containing nothing, or nothing but air; as an empty chest; empty space; an empty purse is a serious evil.NWAD EMPTY.2

    2. Evacuated; not filled; as empty shackles.NWAD EMPTY.3

    3. Unfurnished; as an empty room.NWAD EMPTY.4

    4. Void; devoid.NWAD EMPTY.5

    In civility thou seemest so empty.NWAD EMPTY.6

    5. Void; destitute of solid matter; as empty air.NWAD EMPTY.7

    6. Destitute of force or effect; as empty words.NWAD EMPTY.8

    7. Unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; not able to fill the mind or the desires. The pleasures of life are empty and unsatisfying.NWAD EMPTY.9

    Pleased with empty praise.NWAD EMPTY.10

    8. Not supplied; having nothing to carry.NWAD EMPTY.11

    They beat him, and sent him away empty. Mark 12:3.NWAD EMPTY.12

    9. Hungry.NWAD EMPTY.13

    My falcon now is sharp and passing empty.NWAD EMPTY.14

    10. Unfurnished with intellect or knowledge; vacant of head; ignorant; as an empty coxcomb.NWAD EMPTY.15

    11. Unfruitful; producing nothing.NWAD EMPTY.16

    Israel is an empty vine. Hosea 10:1.NWAD EMPTY.17

    Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind. Genesis 41:27.NWAD EMPTY.18

    12. Wanting substance; wanting solidity; as empty dreams.NWAD EMPTY.19

    13. Destitute; waste; desolate.NWAD EMPTY.20

    Nineveh is empty. Nahum 2:10.NWAD EMPTY.21

    14. Without effect.NWAD EMPTY.22

    The sword of Saul returned not empty. 2 Samuel 1:22.NWAD EMPTY.23

    15. Without a cargo; in ballast; as, the ship returned empty.NWAD EMPTY.24

    EMPTY, v.t. To exhaust; to make void or destitute; to deprive of the contents; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.

    1. To pour out the contents.NWAD EMPTY.26

    The clouds empty themselves on the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3.NWAD EMPTY.27

    Rivers empty themselves into the ocean.NWAD EMPTY.28

    2. To waste; to make desolate. Jeremiah 51:2.NWAD EMPTY.29

    EMPTY, v.i. To pour out or discharge its contents.

    The Connecticut empties into the Sound.NWAD EMPTY.31

    1. To become empty.NWAD EMPTY.32

    EMPTYING, ppr. Pouring out the contents; making void.

    EMPTYINGS, n. The lees of beer, cider, etc.

    EMPURPLE, v.t. [from purple.] To tinge or dye of a purple color; to discolor with purple

    The deep empurpled ran.NWAD EMPURPLE.2

    EMPURPLED, pp. Stained with a purple color.

    EMPURPLING, ppr. Tinging or dyeing of a purple color.

    EMPUSE, n. A phantom or specter. [Not used.]

    EMPUZZLE. [See Puzzle.]

    EMPYREAL, a. [L. empyroeus; from Gr. fire.]

    1. Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond aerial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven.NWAD EMPYREAL.2

    Go, soar with Plato to the empyreal sphere.NWAD EMPYREAL.3

    2. Pure; vital; dephlogisticated; an epithet given to the air, or rather gas, now called oxygen.NWAD EMPYREAL.4

    EMPYREAN, a. Empyreal.

    EMPYREAN, n. [See Empyreal.] The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire has been supposed to subsist.

    The empyrean rungNWAD EMPYREAN.3

    With halleluiahs.NWAD EMPYREAN.4

    EMPYREUMA, n. [Gr. fire.] In chimistry, a disagreeable smell produced from burnt oils, in distillations of animal and vegetable substances.

    EMPYREUMATIC, EMPYREUMATICAL, a. Having the taste or smell of burnt oil, or of burning animal and vegetable substances.

    EMPYRICAL, a. Containing the combustible principle of coal.

    EMPYROSIS, n. [Gr. to burn.] a general fire; a conflagration. [Little used.]

    EMRODS. [See Emerods.]

    EMU, n. A large fowl of S. America, with wings unfit for flight.

    This name properly belongs to the Cassowary, but has been erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the Rhea or S. American ostrich.NWAD EMU.2

    EMULATE, v.t. [L. oemulor; Gr. strife, contest.]

    1. To strive to equal or excel, in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or excel; to vie with; to rival. Learn early to emulate the good and the great. Emulate the virtues and shun the vices of distinguished men.NWAD EMULATE.2

    2. To be equal to.NWAD EMULATE.3

    Thy eye would emulate the diamond.NWAD EMULATE.4

    3. To imitate; to resemble. [Unusual.]NWAD EMULATE.5

    Convulsion emulating the motion of laughter.NWAD EMULATE.6

    EMULATE, a. Ambitious. [Little used.]

    EMULATED, pp. Rivaled; imitated.

    EMULATING, ppr. Rivaling; attempting to equal or excel; imitating; resembling.

    EMULATION, n. The act of attempting to equal or excel in qualities or actions; rivalry; desire of superiority, attended with effort to attain to it; generally in a good sense, or an attempt to equal or excel others in that which is praise-worthy, without the desire of depressing others. Romans 11:14. In a bad sense, a striving to equal or do more than others to obtain carnal favors or honors. Galatians 5:20.

    1. An ardor kindled by the praise-worthy examples of others, inciting to imitate them, or to equal or excel them.NWAD EMULATION.2

    A noble emulation heats your breast.NWAD EMULATION.3

    2. Contest; contention; strife; competition; rivalry accompanied with a desire of depressing another.NWAD EMULATION.4

    Such factious emulations shall arise.NWAD EMULATION.5

    EMULATIVE, a. Inclined to emulation; rivaling; disposed to competition.

    EMULATOR, n. One who emulates; a rival; a competitor.

    EMULATRESS, n. A female who emulates another.

    EMULE, v.t. To emulate. [Not used.]

    EMULGENT, a. [L. emulgeo; e and mulgeo, to milk out.]

    Milking or draining out. In anatomy, the emulgent or renal arteries are those which supply the kidneys with blood, being sometimes single, sometimes double. The emulgent veins return the blood, after the urine is secreted. This the ancients considered as a milking or straining of the serum whence the name.NWAD EMULGENT.2

    EMULGENT, n. An emulgent vessel.

    EMULOUS, a. [L. oemulus.] Desirous or eager to imitate, equal or excel another; desirous of like excellence with another; with of; as emulous of another’s example or virtues.

    1. Rivaling; engaged in competition; as emulous Carthage.NWAD EMULOUS.2

    2. Factious; contentious.NWAD EMULOUS.3

    EMULOUSLY, adv. With desire of equaling or excelling another.

    EMULSION, n. [L. emulsus, emulgeo, to milk out.]

    A soft liquid remedy of a color and consistence resembling milk; any milk-like mixture prepared by uniting oil and water, by means of another substance, saccharine or mucilaginous.NWAD EMULSION.2

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