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1. being born or beginning;
- Example: "the nascent chicks"
- Example: "a nascent insurgency"

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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. Naissant.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Evolving; being evolved or produced; as, nascent oxygen. [1913 Webster] 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 reducer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nascent 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, rudimentary, ur