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 History of this Word

"escent" is from "escent" (beginning of action) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
opalescent
pearlescent
quiescent
arborescent

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-escent" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates slightly, beginning or resembling. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-escent illustration The following features are labelled as obsolescent and will be removed from the next revision.
-escent illustration Fluorescent lamps are about 2 to 4 times as efficient as incandescent lamps.