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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 na·scent /ˈnæsṇt, ˈne-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 na·scent /ˈnæsṇt, ˈnes-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nas·cent 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : coming into existence; "a nascent republic" [syn: emergent,