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Meaning of INCIPIENT

Pronunciation:  in'sipeeunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"

INCIPIENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: early, inchoate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*cip"i*ent\, a. [L. incipiens, p. pr. of incipere
to begin. See {Inception}.]
Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as,
the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day. --
{In*cip"i*ent*ly}, adv.

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