1590s, from Latin surgere "to rise" (see surge (n.)). In psychology from 1933.
- surge chamber,
- surge protector,
- surge tank,
- surge tide,
- surgeon general,
- surgeon's knot,
Examples from the Web for surgent
It was only Aram's pre-occupation with Assyria now surgent on the northern flank, which allowed Israel these easy victories.
Such sentences reveal a Deity who is not only manifest Character, but surgent and importunate Feeling.