Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 02/09/16 Nascent

Nascent (adjective)
nascent [nas-uh nt, ney-suh nt]


adjective
1. beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
2. Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state.

Origin: 1615-25; < Latin nāscent- (stem of nāscēns), present participle of nāscī to be born, arise, equivalent to nā (tus) born (variant of gnātus) + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent

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