renascent

[ri-nas-uh nt, -ney-suh nt]

Origin of renascent

1720–30; < Latin renāscent- (stem of renāscēns), present participle of renāscī. See Renaissance, -ent
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renascent

adjective
  1. becoming active or vigorous again; revivingrenascent nationalism

Word Origin for renascent

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

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

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