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urgency

[ur-juh n-see] /ˈɜr dʒən si/
noun, plural urgencies.
1.
urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness.
2.
urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.
Origin of urgency
1530-1540
1530-40; < Late Latin urgentia pressure; see urgent, -ency
Related forms
superurgency, noun
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n.

1530s; see urgent + -cy.

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urgency in Medicine

urgency ur·gen·cy (ûr'jən-sē)
n.
A strong desire to urinate, accompanied by a fear of leakage.

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