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 for Nascent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nascent \Nas"cent\ (n[a^]s"sent; n[=a]"sent), a. [L. nascens,
     -entis, p. pr. nasci to be born. See Nation, and cf.
     Naissant.]
     1. Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to
        exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              Nascent passions and anxieties.       --Berkley.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Chem.) Evolving; being evolved or produced; as, nascent
        oxygen.
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     Nascent state (Chem.), the fleeting or momentary state of
        an uncombined atom or radical just separated from one
        compound, and not yet united with another, -- a
        hypothetical condition implying peculiarly active chemical
        properties; as, hydrogen in the nascent state is a strong
        reducer.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nascent
      adj 1: being born or beginning; "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent
             insurgency" [ant: dying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "nascent":
     abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning,
     budding, creative, elemental, elementary, embryonic, fetal,
     formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, in embryo,
     in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate,
     inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, initial,
     initiative, initiatory, introductory, inventive, natal, original,
     parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime,
     primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, rudimental,
     rudimentary, ur
  
  

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