exigent [ek-si-juh nt]
1. requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin exigent- (stem of exigēns) (present participle of exigere to drive out, demand), equivalent to ex- ex- + -ig- (combining form of agere to drive) + -ent- -ent
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