(Em*puse") n. [LL. empusa, Gr. .] A phantom or specter. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Em*puz"zle) v. t. [Pref. em- + puzzle.] To puzzle. [Archaic] Sir T. Browne.
(||Em`py*e"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. from to suppurate; in + pus.] (Med.) A collection of blood,
pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura. Dunglison.
The term empyema is now restricted to a collection of pus in the cavity of the pleura.
(||Em`py*e"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. suppuration.] (Med.) An eruption of pustules.
(Em*pyr"e*al) a. [L. empyrius, empyreus, fiery, Gr. in fire, fiery; in + fire. See In, and Fire.]
Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond aërial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of
Go, soar with Plato to the empyreal sphere.Pope. Empyreal air, oxygen gas.
(Em*pyr"e*al), n. Empyrean. Mrs. Browning.
(Em`py*re"an) n. [See Empyreal.] The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was
supposed by the ancients to subsist.
The empyrean rungMilton.
(Em`py*re"an), a. Empyreal. Akenside.
(||Em`py*reu"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. a live coal covered with ashes, fr. to set on fire, fr. :
cf. F. empyreume. See Empyreal.] (Chem.) The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of
decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.
Empyreumatic oils, oils obtained by distilling various organic substances at high temperatures. Brande
(Em`py*reu*mat"ic Em`py*reu*mat"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. empyreumatique.] Of or pertaining
to empyreuma; as, an empyreumatic odor.
(Em`py*reu"ma*tize) v. t. To render empyreumatic. [R.]
(Em*pyr"ic*al) a. [Gr. in fire. See Empyreal.] Containing the combustible principle of coal.
(||Em"py*ro"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. in + to burn.] A general fire; a conflagration. [Obs.] Sir M.
(Em"rods) n. pl. See Emerods. [Obs.]
(E"mu) n. [Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. émou, émeu, emu.] (Zoöl.) A large Australian bird, of two species
related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly. [Written also emeu
The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich.
Emu wren. See in the Vocabulary.