from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Beginning to be; becoming: juvenescent.
  • suffix Characterized by; resembling: opalescent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix beginning to be; becoming
  • suffix resembling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix signifying beginning, beginning to be


French, from Old French, from Latin -ēscēns, -ēscent-, present participle suff. of inchoative verbs in -ēscere.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin -escent- (Wiktionary)


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