as·​sur·​gent ə-ˈsər-jənt How to pronounce assurgent (audio)
: moving upward : rising
especially : ascendant sense 1b

Word History


Latin assurgent-, assurgens, present participle of assurgere to rise, from ad- + surgere to rise — more at surge

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assurgent was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Assurgent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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