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exigent

[ ek-si-juhnt ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt /
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adjective
requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
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Also exigeant .

Origin of exigent

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin exigent- (stem of exigēns) (present participle of exigere to drive out, demand), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + -ig- (combining form of agere to drive) + -ent--ent

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British Dictionary definitions for exigent

exigent
/ (ˈɛksɪdʒənt) /

adjective
urgent; pressing
exacting; demanding

Derived forms of exigent

exigently, adverb

Word Origin for exigent

C15: from Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel
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