-ESCÉNT, -Ă suf. "care capătă calitatea de..." "care începe să...". (< fr. -escent, cf. lat. -escentum)
Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN

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  • -escent — ⇒ ESCENT, ESCENTE, suff. Suff. issu du lat. escentem, dés. du part. prés. de la forme inchoative, qui sert à former des adj. dont la plupart sont empr. au lat. et signifiant « qui prend la qualité » ou « qui commence à ». A. BOTANIQUE :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • -escent — es cent [From the ending escens, entis, of the p. pr. of inchoative verbs in Latin.] A suffix signifying beginning, beginning to be; as, adolescent, effervescent, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -escent — suffix meaning beginning, becoming, tending to be, from L. escentem (nom. escens), ending of present participles of verbs in escere …   Etymology dictionary

  • -escent — [es′ənt] [L escens (gen. escentis), prp. ending of inceptive or inchoative verbs in escere] suffix forming adjectives 1. in the process of ing; starting to be, being, or becoming (as specified) [obsolescent] 2. giving off or reflecting light, or… …   English World dictionary

  • -escent — suffix forming adjectives denoting the beginning of a state or action (effervescent; fluorescent). Derivatives: escence suffix forming nouns. Etymology: from or after F escent or L escent , pres. part. stem of verbs in escere * * * |esənt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -escent — adjective suffix Etymology: Middle French, from Latin escent , escens, present participle suffix of inchoative verbs in escere 1. beginning ; beginning to be ; slightly < frutescent > 2. reflecting or emitting light (in a specified way) <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -escent — suffix forming adjectives denoting a developing state or action: coalescent. Derivatives escence suffix. Origin from Fr., or from L. escent (pres. participial stem of verbs ending in escere) …   English new terms dictionary

  • -escent — a suffix of adjectives borrowed from Latin, where it had an inchoative force; often corresponding to verbs in esce and nouns in escence: convalescent; recrudescent. [ < L, s. of escens, prp. ending] * * * …   Universalium

  • -escent — es·cent …   English syllables

  • -escent — aff. a suffix of adjectives borrowed from Latin, where it had an inchoative force (convalescent; recrudescent); also used with the sense “giving off light of the kind or in the manner specified fluorescent; iridescent[/ex] • Etymology: < L, s …   From formal English to slang

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