becoming; beginning to be


  • senescent

    Something or someone that is senescent is becoming old and showing the effects of getting older.

  • convalescent

    A convalescent person spends time resting to gain health and strength after a serious illness or operation.

  • effervescent

    An effervescent individual is lively, very happy, and enthusiastic.

  • iridescent

    An iridescent object has many bright colors that change in different types of light.

  • evanescent

    Something that is evanescent lasts for only a short time before disappearing from sight or memory.

  • obsolescent

    If something is obsolescent, it is slowly becoming no longer needed because something newer or more effective has been invented.

  • tumescent

    Something that is tumescent, such as bodily tissue, is swelling or becoming swollen.

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