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hatching

verb
present participle of hatch

Synonyms of hatching

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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The first known use of hatching was circa 1650

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“Hatching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hatching. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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