Meaning of -ESCENT in English

-ESCENT

[-es.cent] adj suffix [MF, fr. L -escent-, -escens, prp. suffix of incho. verbs in -escere] 1: beginning: beginning to be: slightly "frutescent"

2: reflecting or emitting light (in a specified way) "opalescent"

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