Nascent



[nas-uh nt, ney-suh nt] /ˈnæs ənt, ˈneɪ sənt/

adjective
1.
beginning to exist or develop:
That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
2.
Chemistry. (of an element) in the .
/ˈnæsənt; ˈneɪ-/
adjective
1.
starting to grow or develop; being born
2.
(chem) (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity
adj.

1620s, from Latin nascentem (nominative nascens) “arising young, immature,” present participle of nasci “to be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related: Nascence (1560s); nascency.

nascent nas·cent (nās’ənt, nā’sənt)
adj.

nas’cen·cy n.

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