surgent

adj.

1590s, from Latin surgere "to rise" (see surge (n.)). In psychology from 1933.


Nearby words

  1. surge,
  2. surge chamber,
  3. surge protector,
  4. surge tank,
  5. surge tide,
  6. surgeon,
  7. surgeon general,
  8. surgeon's knot,
  9. surgeoncy,
  10. surgeonfish

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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