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Definition of "assurgent" [as•sur•gent]

  • Rising or tending to rise. (adjective)
  • Botany Slanting or curving upward; ascending. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assurgent" in a sentence
  • "It has a procumbent, assurgent, geniculate stem, which roots at the joints; the leaves are hairy, with spikes shorter than the joints."
  • "That weakness which we have seen will start to abate and if we get a break through that dollar index say 75.80 then I think that will be the trip point for me to where I will start to think that assurgent for copper will actually slow."
  • "A sea-horse, assurgent Or, 'maned Az. supporting a cross patee Gu."
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