na·scent /ˈnæsṇt, ˈne-/
na·scent /ˈnæsṇt, ˈnes-/ 形容詞
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.
adj : coming into existence; "a nascent republic" [syn: emergent,