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incipient

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adjective in·cip·i·ent \-ənt\

Simple Definition of incipient

  • : beginning to develop or exist

Full Definition of incipient

  1. :  beginning to come into being or to become apparent <an incipient solar system> <evidence of incipient racial tension>

in·cip·i·ent·ly adverb

Examples of incipient

  1. The project is still in its incipient stages.

  2. <I have an incipient dislike and distrust of that guy, and I only met him this morning.>



Origin of incipient

Latin incipient-, incipiens, present participle of incipere to begin — more at inception


First Known Use: 1669


Medical Dictionary

incipient

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adjective in·cip·i·ent \-ənt\

Medical Definition of incipient

  1. :  beginning to come into being or to become apparent <the incipient stage of a fever>

  2. in·cip·i·ent·ly adverb





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