Nascent Definition

năsənt, nāsənt
Coming into being; being born.
Webster's New World
Beginning to form, start, grow, or develop.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the state of an element just released from a compound and having unusual chemical activity because atoms of the element have not combined to form molecules.
Nascent chlorine.
Webster's New World
Describing the state, aspect, or practice of an abstract concept.

Origin of Nascent

  • Latin nāscēns nāscent- present participle of nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nascÄ“ns, present participle of nascor (“I am born").

    From Wiktionary

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