noun suffix

: state or process of becoming

Word History


Middle French, from Latin -escentia, from -escent-, -escens + -ia -y

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“-escence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-escence. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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