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nascent state


noun Chemistry.

the condition of an element at the instant it is set free from a combination in which it has previously existed.

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Nearby words

nasby, petroleum v., nasca, nascar, nascar dad, nascent, nascent state, nascimento, edson arantes do, nasd, nasdaq, naseberry, naseby

Origin of nascent state

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called nascent condition.
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