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urgency

[ ur-juhn-see ]
/ ˈɜr dʒən si /
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noun, plural ur·gen·cies.
urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness.
urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.
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Origin of urgency

1530–40; <Late Latin urgentia pressure; see urgent, -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM urgency

su·per·ur·gen·cy, noun
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Medical definitions for urgency

urgency
[ ûrjən-sē ]

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