-escent
-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. 2000.

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