surger

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surge (sɜːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a strong rush or sweep; sudden increase: a surge of anger
2.  the rolling swell of the sea, esp after the passage of a large wave
3.  a heavy rolling motion or sound: the surge of the trumpets
4.  an undulating rolling surface, as of hills
5.  a billowing cloud or volume
6.  nautical a temporary release or slackening of a rope or cable
7.  a large momentary increase in the voltage or current in an electric circuit
8.  an upward instability or unevenness in the power output of an engine
9.  astronomy a short-lived disturbance, occurring during the eruption of a solar flare
 
vb
10.  (intr) (of waves, the sea, etc) to rise or roll with a heavy swelling motion
11.  (intr) to move like a heavy sea
12.  nautical to slacken or temporarily release (a rope or cable) from a capstan or (of a rope, etc) to be slackened or released and slip back
13.  (intr) (of an electric current or voltage) to undergo a large momentary increase
14.  rare (tr) to cause to move in or as if in a wave or waves
 
[C15: from Latin surgere to rise, from sub- up + regere to lead]
 
'surgeless
 
adj
 
'surger
 
n

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