[uh-sur-juh nt]
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Origin of assurgent

1570–80; < Latin assurgent- (stem of assurgēns rising up, present participle of assurgere). See as-, surge,-ent
Related formsas·sur·gen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
Derived Formsassurgency, noun

Word Origin for assurgent

C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise
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