assurgent

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assurgent. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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