hatching

present participle of hatch
as in spawning
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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“Hatching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hatching. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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