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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnascentnas‧cent /ˈnæsənt/ adjective [usually before noun] formal  START TO HAPPEN, EXIST ETCcoming into existence or starting to develop the country’s nascent democracy their nascent industries
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nascentThe tribute may sound fulsome, but Modigliani showed exceptional appreciation of nascent ability.A nascent nationalist movement is emerging in the Ukraine.But this is not to dismiss his vision as an irrelevance in the forging of a nascent science.In people who are not esoterically developed, the mental and emotional bodies are in a rudimentary or nascent state.Delwyn Pepper, nascent tyrant, was voted treasurer.This, the inquiry was told, was what happened to Britain's nascent wave energy programme in 1982.
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