nonemergency

adjective non·emer·gen·cy \ ˌnän-i-ˈmər-jən(t)-sē \

Definition of nonemergency

: not of, relating to, or constituting an emergency
  • nonemergency medical care
  • a nonemergency situation

nonemergency

noun
    • … patients with nonemergencies turn up at emergency rooms instead of going to doctors offices …
    • —Kerry McCray

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First Known Use of nonemergency

1894


Medical Dictionary

nonemergency

adjective non·emer·gen·cy \ -i-ˈmər-jən-sē \

medical Definition of nonemergency

: not being or requiring emergency care
  • nonemergency surgery
  • nonemergency patients

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