What does -escent mean?

-escent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming factor meaning "beginning, getting, maintaining be," from Latin -escentem (nominative -escens), closing of current participles of verbs in -escere.


-escent meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix signifying beginning, beginning to be; since, adolescent, effervescent, etc.


-escent meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix signifying beginning, starting to be; as, adolescent, effervescent, etc.