1. being born or beginning
; - Example: "the nascent chicks"- Example: "a nascent insurgency"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nascent \Nas"cent\ (n[a^]s"sent; n[=a]"sent), a. [L. nascens,
-entis, p. pr. nasci to be born. See Nation, and cf.
1. Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to
exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Nascent passions and anxieties. --Berkley.
2. (Chem.) Evolving; being evolved or produced; as, nascent
Nascent state (Chem.), the fleeting or momentary state of
an uncombined atom or radical just separated from one
compound, and not yet united with another, -- a
hypothetical condition implying peculiarly active chemical
properties; as, hydrogen in the nascent state is a strong
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: being born or beginning; "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent
insurgency" [ant: dying]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "nascent":
abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning,
budding, creative, elemental, elementary, embryonic, fetal,
formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, in embryo,
in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate,
inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, initial,
initiative, initiatory, introductory, inventive, natal, original,
parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime,
primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, rudimental,