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Meaning of NASCENT

Pronunciation:  'nasunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  coming into existence; "a nascent republic"

NASCENT is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aborning, emergent, emerging



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nas"cent\, a. [L. nascens, -entis, p. pr. nasci to be
born. See {Nation}, and cf. {Naissant}.]
1. Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to
   exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.

         Nascent passions and anxieties.       --Berkley.

2. (Chem.) Evolving; being evolved or produced.

{Nascent state} (Chem.), the supposed instantaneous or
   momentary state of an uncombined atom or radical just
   separated from one compound acid, and not yet united with
   another, -- a hypothetical condition implying peculiarly
   active chemical properties; as, hydrogen in the nascent
   state is a strong reducer.

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