- beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
- Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state.
Origin of nascent
Examples from the Web for nascent
As a nascent sound engineer, Brinsley “tried the best he could.”Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
But in dethroning, or even denting, Cuomo, this nascent movement is facing its greatest test.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?
August 18, 2014
What are the next steps and goals for this nascent movement?The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
June 16, 2014
This toll was particularly painful for the nascent life insurance industry.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’
April 16, 2014
However, one nascent winner has been the rise of crowdsourced fractional labor.Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?
March 26, 2014
The mystery indeed in which her nascent love had wrapped him had dropped away.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Freneau succeeded admirably in voicing the opinions of the nascent party.Union and Democracy
All his nascent intellectual powers were alive and clamorous.
And it is his own hand which has done most to break the nascent slowly-forming tie.
The impulses which it obeys are all new; and it obeys them with its own nascent plasticity of temper.Ariadne Florentina
- starting to grow or develop; being born
- chem (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity
Word Origin and History for nascent
1620s, from Latin nascentem (nominative nascens) "arising young, immature," present participle of nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related: Nascence (1560s); nascency.
- Coming into existence; emerging.
- Of or relating to the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.