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Definition of "nascent" []

  • Coming into existence; emerging: "the moral shock of our nascent imperialism” ( Richard Hofstadter). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nascent" in a sentence
  • "Chemists tell us that certain substances in the act of formation, which they call nascent substances, are extraordinarily active and potent, and it may be that ice in the same state has a special tenacity of texture which belongs to that state alone."
  • "This all seems like foolish talk because Bond 23 is in nascent stages."
  • "On the one hand it is conceivable that there was room for new interpretation in nascent community-building, but on the other these new communities in all likelihood did not radically reinvent their social and cultural heritage."