exigently, adv.
/ek"si jeuhnt/, adj.
1. requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
Also, exigeant.
[1400-50; late ME < L exigent- (s. of exigens) (prp. of exigere to drive out, demand), equiv. to ex- EX-1 + -ig- (comb. form of agere to drive) + -ent- -ENT]

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