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Today's word is:

nascent

|ˈnāsənt; ˈnasənt|

adjective

  • (esp. of a process or organization) Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential :The nascent space industry.
  • Chemistry (chiefly of hydrogen) freshly generated in a reactive form.

ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Latin nascent- 'being born,' from the verb nasci.