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urgencia

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urgencia(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (hurry)
a. urgency
La urgencia de salir hizo que se olvidara la documentación en casa.HIs urgency in leaving made him forget his ID at home.
2. (urgent need)
a. emergency
Mamá, por favor, abre la puerta. Es una urgencia, ¡me estoy meando mucho!Mom, please open the door. It's an emergency. I really need to pee!
3. (medicine)
a. emergency
El doctor está atendiendo una urgencia y regresará a la consulta lo antes posible.The doctor is dealing with an emergency and will be back in the office as soon as possible.
b. emergency case
Acaba de llegar una urgencia. Dile a la enfermera que localice al doctor de guardia.An emergency case has just come in. Tell the nurse to go find the doctor on call.
urgencias
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (medicine)
a. emergency room
Al niño no le baja la fiebre. Lo mejor será llevarlo a urgencias.The boy's fever isn't going down. We'd better take him to the emergency room.
b. ER
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando vas a urgencias, generalmente tienes que esperar al menos media hora.When you go to the ER, you usually have to wait at least half an hour.
c. accident and emergency (United Kingdom)
Después del choque, tenía que ir a la sala de emergencia.After the crash, I had to go to accident and emergency.
d. accident and emergency department (United Kingdom)
Una ambulancia llevó a los heridos a urgencias.An ambulance took the injured to the accident and emergency department.
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urgencia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cualidad)
a. urgency
con urgenciaurgently
necesitan con urgencia alimentos y medicinasthey urgently need food and medicine
en caso de urgenciain case of emergency
2. (necesidad)
a. urgent need
3. (en hospital; caso)
a. emergency (case)
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urgencia
1 (apresuramiento) urgency
con toda urgencia with the utmost urgency; pedir algo con urgencia to request sth urgently; trataron varios asuntos de urgencia they dealt with a number of urgent o pressing matters
2 (emergencia) emergency
en caso de urgencia in case of (an) emergency; in an emergency; medida de urgencia emergency measure
reunión de urgencia aterrizaje de urgencia ayuda de urgencia
déjame entrar en el baño, por favor, que tengo una urgencia let me in to the bathroom, please, it's an emergency; procedimiento de urgencia (Administración) emergency procedure
3 (Med) emergency
el doctor se ocupará primero de las urgencias the doctor will deal with the emergencies o emergency cases first; servicios de urgencia emergency services; la operaron de urgencia she underwent emergency surgery
urgencias accident & emergency
tuvimos que ir a urgencias we had to go to casualty
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