-escent

adjective suffix

Definition of -escent

  1. 1 :  beginning :  beginning to be :  slightly frutescent

  2. 2 :  reflecting or emitting light (in a specified way) opalescent

Origin and Etymology of -escent

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


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