Definition of rigescent in English:

rigescent

adjective

  • Tending to be or becoming rigid or stiff; nearly or rather rigid.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From classical Latin rigēscent-, rigēscēns, present participle of rigēscere to become stiff or rigid from rigēre to be stiff + -ēscere.

Pronunciation

rigescent

/rɪˈdʒɛsnt/