Escent meaning

Beginning to be; becoming.

Juvenescent.

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Characterized by; resembling.

Opalescent.

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In the process of ____ing; starting to be, being, or becoming (as specified)

Obsolescent.

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Giving off or reflecting light, or showing a play of color (as specified)

Phosphorescent.

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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”).
    From Wiktionary