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WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French urgent "pressing, impelling" (14c.), from Latin urgentem (nominative urgens), present participle of urgere "to press hard, urge" (see urge (v.)). Related: Urgently.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.