exigent

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ex•i•gent  (eksi jənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. requiring immediate action or aid;
    urgent;
    pressing.
  2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
Also,  exigeant.  exi•gent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin exigent- (stem of exigēns) (present participle of exigere to drive out, demand), equivalent. to ex- ex-1 + -ig- (combining form of agere to drive) + -ent- -ent
  • late Middle English 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
exigent /ˈɛksɪdʒənt/ adj
  1. urgent; pressing
  2. exacting; demanding
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel
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