assurgent

assurgent
adjective Etymology: Latin assurgent-, assurgens, present participle of assurgere to rise, from ad- + surgere to rise — more at surge Date: 1578 moving upward ; rising; especially ascendant 1b

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  • Assurgent — As*sur gent, a. [L. assurgens, p. pr. of assurgere; ad + surgere to rise.] Ascending; (Bot.) rising obliquely; curving upward. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assurgent — [ə sʉr′jənt] adj. [L assurgens, prp. of assurgere, to rise up, swell < ad , to + surgere, to rise: see SURGE] 1. rising 2. Bot. ASCENDING …   English World dictionary

  • assurgent — adjective 1. rising from the sea a seahorse assurgent • Similar to: ↑ascending • Topics: ↑heraldry 2. growing or extending upward an assurgent stem or leaf • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • assurgent — assurgency, n. /euh serr jeuhnt/, adj. Bot. curving upward, as leaves; ascendant. [1570 80; < L assurgent (s. of assurgens rising up, prp. of assurgere). See AS , SURGENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • assurgent — as•sur•gent [[t]əˈsɜr dʒənt[/t]] adj. Bot. bot curving or directed upward, as leaves; ascending • Etymology: 1570–80; < L assurgent , s. of assurgēns, prp. of assurgere to stand up, rise as•sur′gen•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • assurgent — adj. [L. assurgens, to arise] Curving upward; ascending …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • assurgent — 1. noun A man or beast rising out of the sea. 2. adjective a) Rising or tending to rise. b) Curving upward …   Wiktionary

  • assurgent — as·sur·gent …   English syllables

  • assurgent — /əˈsɜdʒənt/ (say uh serjuhnt) adjective 1. Botany curving upwards, as leaves; ascending. 2. Heraldry shown rising out of the sea. {Latin assurgens, present participle, rising up} –assurgency, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • assurgent —   a. ascending; Botany, upward curving.    ♦ assurgency, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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