[ ur-juh n-see ]
/ ˈɜr dʒən si /

noun, plural ur·gen·cies.

urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness.
urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.

Origin of urgency

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

Related forms

su·per·ur·gen·cy, noun
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[ ûrjən-sē ]


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