Nascent

Definition of Nascent

Nas´cent   Pronunciation: năs´sent; nā´sent
a.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; as, nascent oxygen.
Nascent state
(Chem.) the fleeting or momentary state of an uncombined atom or radical just separated from one compound, 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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