Surgito is the incantation of a spell that can be used to remove an enchantment;[1] thus, it is likely a counter-charm.

In 1927, Newton Scamander used Surgito to lift an enchantment that was placed on Jacob Kowalski.[2] As a result of the spell, Kowalski awoke from the dreamlike enchanted state, and regained an awareness of reality in the present.


Surgito is a Latin word in the imperative form meaning "you/he/she shall arise, or get up", and is a conjugation of the verb surgo ("I arise").[3][4] The etymology is appropriate, considering that the effects of the spell on Jacob Kowalski can be likened to waking up from a confused, dreamlike state.

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