Definition of -esce in English:

-esce

Syllabification: -esce

suffix

Forming verbs, often denoting the initiation of action: coalesce effervesce

Origin

from or suggested by Latin verbs ending in -escere.

Definition of -esce in:

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Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: nēˈätn-ē
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal