Beginning to be; becoming.
Characterized by; resembling.
In the process of ____ing; starting to be, being, or becoming (as specified)
Giving off or reflecting light, or showing a play of color (as specified)
Origin of escent
- L -escens (gen. -escentis), prp. ending of inceptive or inchoative verbs in -escere
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- French from Old French from Latin -ēscēns -ēscent- present participle suff. of inchoative verbs in -ēscere
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin -escent, form of -ēscō (“I become”).