past tense of hatch
as in spawned
to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop the mallards and geese have begun hatching in their nests down by the pond

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“Hatched.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hatched. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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