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[ri-nas-uh nt, -ney-suh nt]
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  1. being reborn; springing again into being or vigor: a renascent interest in Henry James.
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Origin of renascent

1720–30; < Latin renāscent- (stem of renāscēns), present participle of renāscī. See Renaissance, -ent
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  1. becoming active or vigorous again; revivingrenascent nationalism
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin renascī to be born again
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Word Origin and History for renascent


1727, from Latin renascentem (nominative renascens), present participle of renasci "be born again" (see renaissance).

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