adjective suffix

Definition of -ESCENT

:  beginning :  beginning to be :  slightly <frutescent>
:  reflecting or emitting light (in a specified way) <opalescent>

Origin of -ESCENT

Middle French, from Latin -escent-, -escens, present participle suffix of inchoative verbs in -escere


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