pump failure

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pump fail·ure

a term used to emphasize mechanical default of the heart as a pump; in acute myocardial infarction, pump failure signifies congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or cardiogenic shock. Compare: electrical failure.
Synonym(s): power failure

pump failure

A colloquial term for cardiac failure.
See: cardiac failure
See also: failure
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The first power failure was reported in September due to a technical fault at the CEB, followed by another on Feb.
We are still waiting for a report into the cause of the power failure."
Scholars International Academy also confirmed the power failure. Iqraa International school also suffered from power failure at 8:15am, but only for half an hour, while Wesgreen International School said it only lasted for one hour.
The power failure, which started in mid-afternoon, affected a satellite building and the track transit which takes passengers to the satellite for boarding.
A fire broke out at Al Munzir power substation in Al Taawun area at 9.30am on Sunday, causing power failure in the whole area for more than five hours.
BEIRUT: A rare, nationwide power failure hit Syria Friday, blamed in official media sources on a "technical" fault on the network.
The three-hour power failure, beginning at 6 p.m., led to an exchange of accusations between officials of the Port and Saudi Electricity Company on the causes of the failure.
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Among the premises affected was Asda supermarket in Huyton, but the power failure also hit traffic lights and even mobile phones.
still remained unable as of Tuesday morning to resume the spent fuel cooling system at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the system's suspension on Monday due to a power failure.
Sri Lanka, chasing a revised target of 238 in 41 overs following a power failure, won the day-night match with 32 balls to spare.
Waiting in dim lights at the underground station at Barakhamba Road, Sonali Ghai, a student, said: " This power failure was completely unexpected today.