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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Urgent \Ur"gent\, a. [L. urgens, p. pr. of urgere: cf. F. urgent. See Urge.] Urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important. "The urgent hour." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Some urgent cause to ordain the contrary. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] The Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste. --Ex. xii. 33. [1913 Webster]