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[ur-juh n-see]
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noun, plural ur·gen·cies.
  1. urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness.
  2. urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.
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Origin of urgency

1530–40; < Late Latin urgentia pressure; see urgent, -ency
Related formssu·per·ur·gen·cy, noun
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1530s; see urgent + -cy.

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urgency in Medicine


  1. A strong desire to urinate, accompanied by a fear of leakage.
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